Accession Number : ADA310328

Title :   Coastal Water Clarity Modeling Feasibility Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Hammond, Robert R.

Report Date : 28 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The goal of the ONR Coastal Water Clarity Program was to assess the feasibility of developing an integrated computer model for predicting diurnal and episodic changes in near coastal water optical properties. The approach was to build a detailed coastal environmental computer simulation, based on local meteorological, hydrological, and oceanographic observables, to predict spatial and temporal variations of optically significant constituents in the coastal water column. Because comprehensive space time data for the nearshore regime is not available, the level of feasibility was limited to demonstration of a working predictive visibility model (PVM), producing reasonable optical and interim environmental parameter variations over extended periods of time (multiple days).

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *COASTAL ENGINEERING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, COASTAL REGIONS, HYDROLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MARINE METEOROLOGY, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, WATER ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE