Accession Number:

ADA629771

Title:

Four-Dimensional Current Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL DIV OF METEOROLOGY AND PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The goal of the study is to understand the role of small-scale physical processes in the coastal ocean through observations of the four-dimensional current variability. The approach combines the Florida Atlantic University FAU Autonomous Underwater Vehicle AUV technology with the UMRSMAS Ocean Surface Current Radar OSCR. The engineering part of the research seeks to develop, integrate and test instrumentation designed to measure subsurface current structure from AUVs. The scientific hypothesis is that subsurface and surface currents are dynamically linked through the internal wave continuum such that the four-dimensional physical environment can be constructed over a limited domain.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE