Research Summaries

Back Wave-Current Interactions in Coastal Inlets and River Mouths

Fiscal Year 2013
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Oceanography
Investigator(s) Herbers, Thomas H.C.
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary The principal objective of the proposed work is to improve our understanding of the interaction between ocean surface waves and shear currents in coastal inlets and river mouths. In particular, we aim to: 1) develop observational capability using wave-resolving Lagrangian drifters to study wave-current interactions, and contribute to a comprehensive community data set of coastal inlet and river mouth processes, 2) determine the role of nonlinearity in wave-current interactions by comparing observations to theoretical models and Monte-Carlo simulations, and 3) develop predictive modeling capability of wave statistics in a complex coastal environment with strong currents. Field work will be conducted at New River Inlet. North Carolina, Raccoon Strait, California, and Muskeget Channel, Massachusetts.
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