Satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar Detection of Ocean Internal Waves in the South China Sea
LAMONT-DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY PALISADES NY
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LONG-TERM GOALS. The long-term goal of the project is to meet the goal of ONR DRI NLIW, which is to achieve the basic science understanding that leads to a predictive capability that will be able to tell when and where non-linear internal waves will occur and what effects they will have on the hydrodynamic and acoustic environment. This project focuses on the use of remotely sensed variables, together with models and in situ observation that can reproduce and predict the generation and structure of these waves, their evolution during propagation, and the processes controlling dissipation. OBJECTIVES. 1. To determine the statistical features of ocean internal waves in SCS. Interpreting ten years of satellite synthetic aperture radar SAR images, the statistical features of ocean internal waves in SCS will be determined. 2. To understand the effects of topographythermocline on the evolution of solitary internal waves in SCS. 3. To explore the SAR imaging conversion mechanisms of internal waves.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics