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Accession Number ADA571530
Title Wave Dissipation and Balance - NOPP Wave Project.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 9p
Personal Author F. Ardhuin
Abstract Wind-generated waves play a prominent role at the interfaces of the ocean with the atmosphere, land and solid Earth. Waves also define in many ways the appearance of the ocean seen by remote-sensing instruments. Beyond these geophysical aspects, waves also affect human activities at sea and on the coast. The long-term goals of this research are to obtain a better understanding of the physical processes that affect ocean surface waves and their interactions with ocean currents and turbulence, the atmosphere, seismic waves, sediments and remote sensing systems, and to improve our forecasting and hindcasting capacity of these phenomena from the global ocean to the nearshore scale.
Keywords Air water interactions
Bottom friction
Coastal reflection
Ocean surface
Surface waves
Swell dissipation
Wave breaking
Wave models

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
48G - Hydrology & Limnology
Corporate Author Brest Univ. (France). Lab. d'Oceanographie Spatiale.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N00014-10-1-0383

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