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Center for Hydrodynamics and Physical Oceanography
University: Florida Atlantic University
Director: Oscar Curet
Address: Dept of Ocean & Mechanical Engineering
SeaTech Campus
101 North Beach Road
Dania Beach, FL 33004-3023
Phone: 561-297-3430
Fax: (954) 924-7270
E-mail:
URL: www.ome.fau.edu
Type: University Institute or Center
Mission: To promote excellence in research and graduate education in the areas of hydrodynamics and physical oceanography. Focus will be on fluid mechanics pertaining to the ocean, air-sea interaction and to surface and sub-surface vehicles and structures. Theoretical, computational and experimental research activities include: 1) investigations of hydrodynamic design, drag, propulsion and maneuvering of vehicles and associated flow control and hydroacoustics, and 2) studies of basic physical processes involving air-sea interaction, wave motion, currents, turbulence, stratified flows, mixing and sediment transport.
Research Descriptors: Hydrodynamics
Physical Oceanography

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