Accession Number : ADA597914
Title : Relationship Between Physical and Biological Properties on the Microscale: A Cross-Comparison Between Differing Coastal Domains
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS
Personal Author(s) : Shroyer, Emily ; Nash, Jonathan ; Moum, Jim
Report Date : Sep 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : We seek to understand the processes that attenuate optical and acoustic signals in the upper ocean. Our specific objectives address the mechanisms that form and maintain steep gradients and thin layers of particulate concentration. We seek a more complete and fundamental understanding of the hierarchy of processes that transfer energy and momentum from large scales, feed the internal wavefield, and ultimately dissipate through turbulence. This cascade impacts the acoustic, optical, and biogeochemical properties of the water column, and feeds back to alter the larger scale circulation. Studies within the Ocean Mixing Group at OSU emphasize observations, innovative sensor / instrumentation development and integration, and process-oriented internal wave and turbulence modeling for interpretation.
Descriptors : *ACOUSTIC SIGNALS , *COASTAL REGIONS , *HIERARCHIES , *INTERNAL WAVES , *OCEANS , BIOLOGY , CIRCULATION , ENERGY TRANSFER , GRADIENTS , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , PROCESSING , SCALE , TRANSFER , TURBULENCE
Subject Categories : Information Science
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE