Accession Number:

ADA634918

Title:

Intermediate Scale Coastal Behaviour: Measurement, Modelling and Prediction

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOAL. Our overall goal is to achieve a better understanding and better predictions of coastal behaviour at intermediate eventseasonyeardecade scales. We aim to bring together researchers from Europe and North America to gain the best possible benefit from developments in field observation, theory and numerical modelling. SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES. We are following a four-pronged collaborative approach. Data on intermediate scale behaviour from both sides of the Atlantic are being studied and ways are being sought to project these observations onto a manageable number of descriptive parameters or basic patterns. Top-down modelling will use these data products to develop black-box data extrapolation and grey-box behaviour-oriented models for the observed behaviour. Bottom-up modelling will investigate the predictive potential of processed based models, making best use of process results from US and European field campaigns, combined with existing modelling expertise. There is also a vital linking activity aimed at ensuring that the data, top-down modelling and bottom-up modelling activities interact fully, in order to bring together the most productive aspects of each into a predictive capability for intermediate-scale coastal change.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE