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dc.contributor.advisorRadko, Timour
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Michael A.
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:33:33Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:33:33Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49338
dc.description.abstractSubmerged bodies propagating in stratified fluids frequently create disturbances in temperature, salinity, and momentum that are detectable at the air-sea interface. This project includes the addition of momentum excess in order to model the fundamental differences between signatures generated by towed and self-propelled bodies in various ocean states. In cases where the body forces, form drag and thrust were balanced, fewer and less expansive surface signatures were observed. In cases where the balance was disturbed by either lack or excess of self-propulsion, a greater perturbation was achieved, particularly in the ocean interior. Discovering the significance of the internal, intermediate-range wakes has transformed the focus of the entire study. With the increasing employment of unmanned underwater vehicles, it is equally imperative to research the internal ocean dynamics as it is to study the physics at the surface. This study was focused on direct numerical simulations. However, the data collected in this investigation have produced new insights into the dynamics of stratified wakes, which can be used on the operational level for developing and improving algorithms for non-acoustic signature prediction and detection.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/influenceofmomen1094549338
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.titleInfluence of momentum excess on the pattern and dynamics of intermediate-range stratified wakesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderChu, Peter
dc.contributor.departmentOceanographyen_US
dc.subject.authorstratified wakesen_US
dc.subject.authordirect numerical simulationsen_US
dc.subject.authormomentum excessen_US
dc.subject.authordimensional analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorsurface thermal signaturesen_US
dc.subject.authorinternal velocity signaturesen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, 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
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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