[Deepsea] models for drift prediction

MuadDib via deepsea%40net.bio.net (by jeffbaure from gmail.com)
Tue Jun 23 07:15:29 EST 2009


Hi there,
Are there available codes/models to compute the drift of an object
knowing the surface currents, the swell characteristics, the surface
winds fields, etc... ?
For a small aspect ratio object, say a box with dimensions  2m x 0.4m
x 0.2m, with a density of 0.85, small surface currents (~0.1m/s) and
wave trains oriented toward the north, a surface wind between 5 and 10
kts oriented toward the west, what would be the relative importance of
the varied forces (currents and winds) acting on this floating box ?
Thank you for your lights !
Jeff



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