Accession Number : ADA301457

Title :   A Lightweight Multi-Spar Buoy - Design and Sea Trails.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL DIV OF APPLIED M ARINE PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Graber, Hans C. ; Terray, Eugene A. ; Donelan, Mark A. ; VanLeer, John ; Drennan, William M.

PDF Url : ADA301457

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : There is a growing need for high resolution wave directional measurements at sea, arising in diverse fields such as wave dynamics, microwave and acoustic remote sensing, air-sea coupling and gas transfer. In most research investigations in these areas it is desirable (and often critical) to make measurements of relevant quantities (i.e. of environmental parameters) at the air-sea interface coincident in time and space with the particular process under study. Examples are wave directional and probability structure with acoustic or radar signatures of breaking; wave steepness, breaking and bubble distribution with gas transfer; wave growth with momentum transfer from the surface wind stress.

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, *BUOYS, GROUND LEVEL, MEASUREMENT, COASTAL REGIONS, OCEAN CURRENTS, ENVIRONMENTS, DISTRIBUTION, DYNAMICS, INTERFACES, PARAMETERS, WATER, FLUX(RATE), GROWTH(GENERAL), PROBABILITY, WIND, MICROWAVES, GASES, BOUNDARIES, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, BUBBLES, REMOTE DETECTORS, ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT, LIGHTWEIGHT, TRANSFER, ACOUSTIC SIGNATURES, OCEANS, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, SEA WATER, RADAR SIGNATURES, WAVES, WIND STRESS, OPEN WATER, DIRECTIONAL, MOMENTUM TRANSFER, SPARS, SPAR BUOYS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE