Coherent sonar measurements of water motion and turbulence in a tidal inlet

Brian K Haus, R. Lhermitte

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Abstract

Vertical profiles of water motion and turbulence were obtained using a coherent Doppler sonar installed in a tidal inlet between Biscayne Bay, Florida and Atlantic Ocean. Several estimates of mean Doppler velocity, Doppler spectrum variance, and mean backscattering signal intensity were calculated. The vertical profiles showed a consistent decrease of mean velocity moving down from the water surface. Backscattering signal intensity showed a strong correlation between sonic turbidity and the tide stage. The measured Reynolds stress was larger than the stress derived from the mean velocity profile during accelerating flow and smaller during decelerating flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOceans Conference Record (IEEE)
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages436-441
Number of pages6
Volume1
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference. Part 3 (of 3) - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 23 1996Sep 26 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference. Part 3 (of 3)
CityFort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Period9/23/969/26/96

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Haus, B. K., & Lhermitte, R. (1996). Coherent sonar measurements of water motion and turbulence in a tidal inlet. In Anon (Ed.), Oceans Conference Record (IEEE) (Vol. 1, pp. 436-441). IEEE.

Coherent sonar measurements of water motion and turbulence in a tidal inlet. / Haus, Brian K; Lhermitte, R.

Oceans Conference Record (IEEE). ed. / Anon. Vol. 1 IEEE, 1996. p. 436-441.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Haus, BK & Lhermitte, R 1996, Coherent sonar measurements of water motion and turbulence in a tidal inlet. in Anon (ed.), Oceans Conference Record (IEEE). vol. 1, IEEE, pp. 436-441, Proceedings of the 1996 MTS/IEEE Oceans Conference. Part 3 (of 3), Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 9/23/96.
Haus BK, Lhermitte R. Coherent sonar measurements of water motion and turbulence in a tidal inlet. In Anon, editor, Oceans Conference Record (IEEE). Vol. 1. IEEE. 1996. p. 436-441
Haus, Brian K ; Lhermitte, R. / Coherent sonar measurements of water motion and turbulence in a tidal inlet. Oceans Conference Record (IEEE). editor / Anon. Vol. 1 IEEE, 1996. pp. 436-441
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