20 Airborne observations of Langmuir turbulence during CASPER experiment

Monday, 15 August 2016
Grand Terrace (Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center)
Ivan Savelyev, NRL, Washington, DC

This presentation will describe an airborne experiment designed to observe Langmuir turbulence within a larger CASPER experiment. The aircraft was equipped with a variety of visible, infrared, and MSAR sensors, capable of indirect detection of waves, turbulence, and larger hydrodynamic structures in the upper ocean. To aid in visible detection of Langmuir turbulence this effort also included multiple releases of dye plumes, mapped by the aircraft both spatially and temporally. In addition to the design and preliminary results of the airborne experiment, this presentation will also describe relevant measurements of air-sea interactions and sub-surface turbulence collected within CASPER. Concluding remarks will discuss the implications and future Langmuir turbulence modeling work planned in relation to this combined dataset.
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