Accession Number : ADA617933
Title : Wave Dissipation and Balance - NOPP Wave Project
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : IFREMER CENTRE DE BREST PLOUZANE (FRANCE) LABORATOIRE D'OCEANOGRAPHIE SPATIALE
Personal Author(s) : Ardhuin, Fabrice
Report Date : 30 Sep 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : Wind-generated waves play a prominent role at the interfaces of the ocean with the atmosphere, land and solid Earth. Waves also define in many ways the appearance of the ocean seen by remote-sensing instruments. Beyond these geophysical aspects, waves also affect human activities at sea and on the coast. The long-term goals of this research are to obtain a better understanding of the physical processes that affect ocean surface waves and their interactions with ocean currents and turbulence, the atmosphere, seismic waves, sediments and remote sensing systems, and to improve our forecasting and hindcasting capacity of these phenomena from the global ocean to the nearshore scale.
Descriptors : *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , *OCEAN SURFACE , *OCEAN WAVES , *SURFACE WAVES , ATMOSPHERES , DISSIPATION , FORECASTING , GRAVITY WAVES , MODELS , OBSERVATION , OCEAN CURRENTS , REMOTE DETECTION , SEDIMENTS , SEISMIC WAVES , TURBULENCE
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE