9402979 Leibovich This study seeks to acquire a better understanding of joint effects of surface waves and turbulence in the upper ocean. The rationale for the research is based on recent experiments which showed that turbulence in the oceanic mixed layer is characterized by an important Langmuir circulation component, which is distinguished by the effect of surface waves. The study will apply large eddy simulation (LES) to the Craik-Leibovich theory of Langmuir circulation and the results will be compared with experimental data. ***

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Application #
9402979
Program Officer
Richard B. Lambert, Jr.
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
1994-06-01
Budget End
1997-05-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
1994
Total Cost
$195,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Cornell University
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Ithaca
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
14850