Accession Number : ADA300242

Title :   Numerical Simulation of Cross-Shelf Exchange and Mixing in the Coastal Transition Zone.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ

Personal Author(s) : Haidvogel, Dale

PDF Url : ADA300242

Report Date : 03 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The long-term goals of our coastal research at Rutgers include: (1) the implementation and testing of numerical models suitable for regional problems featuring irregular coastlines, steep topography, and strong coastal/deep ocean interaction; (2) the use of these models to simulate the regional response of coastal currents, fronts and eddies in the California Current System; (3) the simulation of storm-driven sediment transport and wind-driven upwelling in the Middle Atlantic Bight; (4) the determination of the local balances of heat, mass and energy in these regions, including the patterns and methods of their exchange across the shelf/deep ocean boundary; and (5) the application of these regional models to the study of coupled physical/biogeochemical processes.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COASTAL REGIONS, *OCEAN CURRENTS, *OCEAN MODELS, HEAT TRANSFER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OCEAN SURFACE, TURBULENT FLOW, EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS), ENERGY TRANSFER, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, MASS TRANSFER, MARINE BIOLOGY, CALIFORNIA, ATLANTIC OCEAN, MIXED LAYER(MARINE), BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, LAMINAR FLOW, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, GEOCHEMISTRY, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, WIND STRESS, FRONTS(OCEANOGRAPHY), DEEP OCEANS, UPWELLING, PLANKTON, JET MIXING FLOW.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE