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  • Attitude control of an underwater vehicle subjected to waves 

    Willy, Christopher J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-09)
    This paper presents a method for estimating the spectra of water wave disturbances on five of the six axes of a stationary, slender body underwater vehicle in an inertia dominated wave force regime, both in head seas and ...
  • An experimental study of air entrainment by breaking waves 

    Lamarre, Eric (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-05)
    Breaking waves charge the surface layer of the ocean with small air bubbles which play an important role in air-sea gas transfer and in underwater acoustics near the ocean surface. This work reports on a series of ...
  • Experimental study of internal gravity waves over a slope 

    Cacchione, David A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1970-09)
    A series of laboratory experiments were conducted in a glass wave tank to investigate the propagation of internal gravity waves up a sloping bottom in a fluid with constant Brunt-Vaisala frequency. Measurements of the ...
  • Flow over finite isolated topography 

    Thompson, LuAnne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-11)
    One and two layer models are used to study flow over axisymmetric isolated topography. Inviscid or nearly inviscid flow in which non-linear effects have order one importance is considered, and both the effects of β and ...
  • Influence of bottom topography on cross-shelf circulation forced by time dependent wind 

    Osychny, Vladimir I. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-09)
    A series of numerical experiments is conducted in order to examine the role of topographic irregularities in generation of subinertial cross-channel barotropic currents and to obtain quantitative estimates of the offshore ...
  • Infragravity waves over topography : generation, dissipation, and reflection 

    Thomson, James M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2006-09)
    Ocean surface infragravity waves (periods from 20 to 200 s) observed along the southern California coast are shown to be sensitive to the bottom topography of the shelf region, where propagation is linear, and of the ...
  • Predictions and observations of seafloor infrasonic noise generated by sea surface orbital motion 

    Lindstrom, Timothy E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1991-09)
    A model is developed for the prediction of the seismo-acoustic noise spectrum in the microseism peak region (0.1 to 0.7 Hz). The model uses a theory developed by Cato [J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 89 , 1096-1112 (1991)] for an ...
  • Stability of a coastal upwelling front over topography 

    Barth, John A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1987-10)
    A two-layer shallow water equation model is used to investigate the linear stability of a coastal upwelling front. The model features a surface front near a coastal boundary and bottom topography which is an arbitrary ...