Accession Number : ADA294920

Title :   Laboratory and Numerical Modeling of Topographic Effects on Time-Dependent Ocean Currents.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Nov 88-15 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Boyer, Don L.

PDF Url : ADA294920

Report Date : 01 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The principal goal of this effort was to develop an improved understanding of the physical and biological environment in the vicinity of isolated seamounts. Field experiments and attendant analyses along with numerical modeling and physical simulations of the region in the vicinity of Fieberling Guyot were conducted. The report findings are divided into three sections: ocean current interactions with isolated topography, jets in rotating and stratified fluids, and other physical modeling experiments. (AN)

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SIMULATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, TIME DEPENDENCE, FIELD TESTS, BOUNDARY LAYER, TURBULENT FLOW, EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS), OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, BATHYMETRY, TIDAL CURRENTS, WAKE, UNSTEADY FLOW, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, ROTATION, STRATIFICATION, OCEAN MODELS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, JET MIXING FLOW, SEAMOUNTS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE