Accession Number:

ADA633924

Title:

Turbulent Microstructure Studies in Coastal Ocean Boundary Layers

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BEDFORD INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY DARTMOUTH (NOVA SCOTIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Our long term goal in this study is to obtain an extensive picture of turbulent mixing processes from near surface to near the bottom boundary layer at dissipation scales in conjunction with measurements of mixing from the injection of a tracer Ledwell and in the context of larger scale measurements in the Coastal Mixing and Optics study. The specific objective of the current year was to prepare instruments for a field experiment and to carry out a two week experiment in which microstructure measurements were obtained at a time of late summer stronger stratification. These were to be carried out in a joint experiment with Ledwell with microstructure profiles interspersed with tracer injection and sampling. This was the second of two field programs related to this study. The primary scientific objective was to compare mixing rates estimated by the dispersion of a tracer and inferred from microstructure measurements.

Subject Categories:

  • Geography
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE