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Accession Number ADA572050
Title Long-Range Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers for Internal Waves in Straits Experiment (IWISE).
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 15p
Personal Author L. Rainville M. H. Alford
Abstract We are interested in the general problems of internal waves and ocean mixing. Knowledge of these is important for advancing the performance of operational and climate models, as well as for understanding local problems such as pollutant dispersal and biological productivity. In the specific case of NLIWs, the currents and displacements of the waves are strong enough to impact undersea operations. We use a combination of several existing instruments, several satellite products, simple models, and the development of new technology to study the physics of the ocean and the interaction between phenomena at different scales in particular how mesoscale and large-scale features in the ocean impact the generation, propagation, and dissipation of internal waves. The research conducted in IWISE substantially improves both our understanding and predictive ability of linear and non-linear internal tides in Luzon Strait and the South China Sea.
Keywords Artificial satellites
Climate
Currents
Dispersing
Displacement
Dissipation
Impact
Instrumentation
Interactions
Internal waves
Mixing
Models
Nonlinear systems
Oceans
Physics
Pollutants
Propagation
Scale
South china sea
Straits
Tides
Waves

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
Corporate Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Applied Physics Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 31 Mar 2010-14 Jun 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N00014-10-1-0728

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