Accession Number:

ADA629487

Title:

Oceanographic Measurement Surveys Using a Custom AUV: Mixing Induced in the Upper Mixed Layer on a Continental Shelf during Adverse Weather Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV DANIA BEACH FL OCEAN ENGINEERING DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The principal long-term goals of this work are to i contribute to the development of physics-based numerical models for accurate assessment and prediction of the ocean environment, and ii develop state of the art system for oceanographic observations from one or more AUV surveyor platforms. Our contribution is based on developing accurate parameterization of the active small-scale processes in the water column through observations from fixed and mobile AUV platforms. The parameterizations are needed to correctly model subgrid scale processes in predictive numerical models. The aim is to develop the necessary data bank to help parameterize the sub-grid processes under various, measured background conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE