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    • Dispersion of fine particles by wave-induced mass transport near a circular island 

      Womeldorf, Carole A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-08)
      We begin with the linearized irrotational theory describing the diffraction of an incoming plane wave by a vertical cylinder. From the free-surface motion, we describe the boundary-layer flow field U0i near that cylinder. ...
    • Probabilistic evaluation of tankship damage in collision events 

      Crake, Kurtis W. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-06)
      An analytical method for precidicting the extent of damage in ship collisions is developed. The method calculates both the longitudinal and transverse extents of damage for the struck ship as a function of collision ...
    • Seismic scattering of low-grazing-angle acoustic waves incident on the seafloor 

      Greaves, Robert J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-06)
      The goal of this thesis is to develop a methodology to interpret sound scattered from the seafloor in terms of seafloor structure and subseafloor geological properties. Specifically, this work has been directed towards ...
    • Mechanisms of metal release from contaminated coastal sediments 

      Kalnejais, Linda H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2005-09)
      The fate of trace metals in contaminated coastal sediments is poorly understood, yet critical for effective coastal management. The aim of this thesis is to investigate and quantify the mechanisms leading to the release ...
    • Biophysical coupling between turbulence, veliger behavior, and larval supply 

      Fuchs, Heidi L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2005-09)
      The goals of this thesis were to quantify the behavior of gastropod larvae (mud snails Ryanassa obsoleta) in turbulence, and to investigate how that behavior affects larval supply in a turbulent coastal inlet. Gastropod ...
    • Error and uncertainty in estimates of Reynolds stress using ADCP in an energetic ocean state 

      Rapo, Mark A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2006-02)
      The challenge of estimating the Reynolds stress in an energetic ocean environment derives from the turbulence process overlapping in frequency, or in wavenumber, with the wave process. It was surmised that they would not ...
    • N2 fixation by subsurface populations of Trichodesmium : an important source of new nitrogen to the North Atlantic Ocean 

      Heithoff, Abigail (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-02)
      Trichodesmium, a genus of diazotrophic cyanobacteria, is an important contributor to the marine nitrogen (N) and carbon (C) cycles. The extent to which Trichodesmium dinitrogen (N2) fixation contributes to the marine N ...
    • Insights into vitamin B12 production, acquisition, and use by marine microbes 

      Bertrand, Erin M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-02)
      The distribution and magnitude of marine primary production helps determine the ocean's role in global carbon cycling. Constraining factors that impact this productivity and elucidating selective pressures that drive the ...