Accession Number:

ADA634920

Title:

Spatial Variations of the Wave, Stress and Wind Fields on the Shoaling Zone

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

LONG TERM GOALS. The long term goals are to improve parameterization of surface fluxes in the coastal zone in the presence of wave growth, shoaling, and internal boundary layer development. These goals include improving the present form of similarity theory used by models to predict surface fluxes and stress over water surfaces and to document development of internal boundary layers in the coastal zone which are currently not modelled correctly, particularly in cases of flow of warm air over colder water. OBJECTIVES. The objectives are to provide quality controlled data sets which include spatial variation of surface fluxes, stress and wave characteristics in the coastal zone and vertical structure of the wind and thermodynamic variables in the coastal zone. The objectives also include evaluation of present formulations for surface fluxes at the air-sea interface and evaluation of model simulations of internal boundary layer development.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE