Dispersion of fine particles by wave-induced mass transport near a circular island
Womeldorf, Carole A.
MetadataShow full item record
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. The flow field is then used to calculate the modified convective velocities Ui and symmetric dispersivities Dij. Through our calculations we have demonstrated convective flow reversal for both large and very small cylinders. In addition we have characterized four regions of waves and transport about the large cylinder relating to the different characteristics of each region: reflected region, scattered region, plane wave region, and sharp-edged shadow region. Our understanding of the transport velocities and dispersivities allows us to speculate qualitatively on the transport of fine particles near a round island in a diffracted wave field.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution August 1993
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Development of a "genome-proxy" microarray for profiling marine microbial communities, and its application to a time series in Monterey Bay, California Rich, Virginia Isabel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2008-09)This thesis describes the development and application of a new tool for profiling marine microbial communities. Chapter 1 places the tool in the context of the range of methods used currently. Chapter 2 describes the ...
Biomechanics of North Atlantic right whale bone : mandibular fracture as a fatal endpoint for blunt vessel-whale collision modeling Campbell-Malone, Regina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-09)The North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, one of the most critically endangered whales in the world, is subject to high anthropogenic mortality. Vessel-whale collisions and entanglement in fishing gear were ...
Meacham, Stephen P. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-06)Several problems are addressed herein. They are loosely connected by the theme of resonant triad interactions. The main topic is the finite amplitude evolution of weakly unstable, linear eigenmodes in a meridionally ...