A Study of the Structure of the Near-Coastal Zone Water Column Using Numerical Simulations
STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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Our long-term goal is to understand how flows in near-coastal zone 20m to 100m respond to a variety of forcing mechanisms including tidal pressure gradients, surface waves, surface heating and cooling, surface wave-bottom current interaction, and tidally generated bottom boundary currents. Because the nature of this response varies throughout the water column and depends strongly on the non-linear coupling of stratification, turbulence and flow structure characterizing the structure of the water column in this environment is a very difficult field measurement task.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography