Accession Number:

ADA636799

Title:

Lagrangian Data Analysis in Mesoscale Prediction Studies

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. To develop new methods of investigation for use of Lagrangian data in mesoscale problems, with main applications to coastal regions and semi-enclosed basins. OBJECTIVES. 1 To assess the instrumental and sampling errors on Eulerian velocity statistics derived from Lagrangian drifter data. 2 To use Lagrangian data sets and stochastic models to describe and predict the mesocale dynamics in coastal areas, with focus on transports and particle dispersion. 3 To investigate the generation mechanisms wind forcing and mean flow instability of coastal mesoscale motions and to assess the importance of topographical effects.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE