Accession Number:

ADA629827

Title:

FRONT: Front-Resolving Observational Network with Telemetry

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

RHODE ISLAND UNIV NARRAGANSETT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The goal of this National Ocean Partnership Program is to develop an autonomous network of ocean sensors that telemeter their physical and biological data to shore in real-time with cutting edge communication technologies. With additional remotely sensed data satellite measurements of temperature and color and shore-based high-frequency radar CODAR measurements of surface currents, these data streams will be assimilated into physical and biological models to predict the 4- dimensional properties of a limited coastal region. The accuracy of the assimilated products will be tested with data from a series of high-resolution ship surveys. Additional measurements of turbulence and other small-scale properties will be used to aid the eddy diffusivity parameterizations used in the data assimilation model.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE