High-Frequency Broadband Acoustic Scattering from Temperature and Salinity Microstructure: From Non-Linear Internal Waves to Estuarine Plumes
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF APPLIED OCEAN PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING
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LONG-TERM GOALS. To understand high-frequency broadband acoustic backscattering from small-scale physical processes, such as internal waves, turbulence, and microstructure, in shallow, stratified coastal waters. OBJECTIVES. The primary objective of the proposed research is to measure high-frequency broadband acoustic backscattering from temperature and salinity microstructure. Testing the validity of existing scattering models and the initial development of new, andor extension of existing, simple physicsbased scattering models is a secondary objective of this work.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography