Microscale ocean dynamics
- Huang, N.
- JAN 1, 1988.
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- The detailed dynamics of the micro-scale ocean surface phenomena are studied along with the relationships among the surface signatures with the underlying dynamical processes. The approach to advance the understanding in this area is as follows: (1) Conduct rigorous theoretical studies of the ocean surface wave dynamics and statistical properties; (2) Conduct process-oriented laboratory experiments to verify the theoretical results, and to provide guidance for further studies; and (3) Prepare testable hypotheses for field verifications and comparisons during the ONR/NASA sponsored Surface Wave Dynamics Experiment (SWADE). An analytic model was established for wave breaking probability to study the influence of wave breaking on the spectrum shape in both deep and finite-depth waters. The spectrum was processed along with the structures of the water surface under the influence of wind and existing waves.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19890018786.
Accession ID: 89N28157.
Laboratory for Oceans; p 147-148.
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