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dc.contributor.advisorStanton, Timothy P.
dc.contributor.authorPapa, Michael J.
dc.dateDec-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T18:37:59Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T18:37:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47840
dc.description.abstractMomentum transfer from wind forcing into the ocean is complicated by the presence of surface waves. Wind momentum and energy are partitioned into wave growth, wave breaking, and wave forcing of the ocean surface layer. The purpose of this study was to support the ONR Coupled Boundary Layers and Air-Sea Transfer program by making very high spatial resolution profile measurements of the 3-D velocity field into the crest-trough region of wind-forced surface gravity waves, and study the low-frequency turbulent motions below the waves. The overarching goal is to improve model parameterization of how momentum is imparted on the ocean via wind-driven processes. At the Salinas River, in California, the Bistatic Coherent Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profiler and Thies Clima Ultrasonic 3-D Anemometer were deployed to capture the above-surface and subsurface velocity fields simultaneously to explore three main objectives: 1) determine the wave energy decay with depth and confirm the wavenumber, 2) determine the observed wind stress and calculate the wind stress using a bulk formula to identify any variations as a result of this estuarine environment, and 3) determine the turbulent stresses in the water column below the waves, and confirm the presence of Langmuir circulations and determine their advection and scaling.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/turbulentstructu1094547840
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleTurbulent structure under short fetch wind wavesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRadko, Timour
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.contributor.departmentOceanographyen_US
dc.subject.authorLangmuir circulationen_US
dc.subject.authorBistatic Coherent Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profileren_US
dc.subject.authorsurface gravity wave turbulenceen_US
dc.subject.authorCoupled Boundary Layers and Air-Sea Transferen_US
dc.subject.authorwind stressen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Meteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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