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  • CFD Investigation of Resistance of High-Speed Trimaran Hull Forms 

    Son, Chang Hwan (2015-07)
    Although catamarans continue to increase in size and application with bigger and better designs than the present generation, trimaran and multi-hull forms for high-speed operation are a recent phenomenon due to speed of ...
  • Evaluating the Surface Layer Wind Profile in the WRF 

    James, Robert Stephen (2014-12)
    The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how the surface vertical wind profile responds to different planetary boundary layer schemes in computer models. Local surface roughness is one of the elements represented in ...
  • The Fluidizer (A Sand Management Device) 

    Bennett, Savanna; Dembinski, Shane; Gencarelli, Joseph; Le Merdy, Thibaud; Searcy, Shaun
    Upon each deployment of The Fluidizer, the team found ways to improve the efficiency of deployment, function, and removal of the system. at that depth. Improvements included: •Removal of the main frame previously located ...
  • FLUME* – Recirculating Water Tank 

    Le Merdy, Thibaud; Bennett, Savanna; Dembinski, Shane; Gencarelli, Joseph; Searcy, Shaun
    All objectives were successfully achieved and even more. It was seen that the model flume could simulate vessel going up to 22 knots instead of 12 knots. Laminar flow was visually observed over time. Then, by increasing ...
  • Remotely Operated Sea Crawler (ROSCo IV) 

    Corbet, M.; Hackett, T.; Houser, S.; Kesselring, C.; Liljegren, P.; McKaige, K.; Pumphrey, M.
    The objective of this project was to continue the multidisciplinary design of a durable sea crawler system that would be able to undertake seafloor missions where divers are not able to explore due to physical limitations. ...
  • TOMCAT ROV and Mobile Operation Center 

    Corbet, M.; Hackett, T.; Houser, S.; Kesselring, C.; Liljegren, P.; McKaige, K.; Pumphrey, M.
    The objective of the TOMCAT Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is to assist in underwater archeological missions featuring wide range of maneuverability, live feed at the surface, and a claw able to cut cable or rope in ...
  • Solar Boat 

    Burghardt, Brandon; Le Merdy, Thibaud; Palaschak, Brett; Brusnigham, Riggs; Flondro, Ashley; Rabenold, Jon; Casiraghi, Gianmarco; Dube, Joshua; Alkhalaf, Majed
    The solar boat is designed and built to compete in a world cup race in Monaco. The boat serves to further the knowledge and awareness of solar powered technologies, innovations and sustainable alternative energies and keep ...
  • Daily Wind Accelerations in Mountain Valleys in Western Montana 

    Militti, Joseph
    Valley regions within the Rocky Mountains frequently experience high wind events based on a variety of reasons. In the western Montana area there is a specific wind event that occurs almost daily, one to two days at most ...
  • Short Term Changes in Seagrass Meadows in the Northern Indian River Lagoon (Titusville. FL) 

    Hirschfeld, Jean A.
    The purpose of this study was to research the distribution and growth of seagrasses at the Max Brewer Causeway (Titusville, FL) over Summer 2015. The seagrass surveyed was Halodule wrightii, because of it is the most ...
  • Biomagnification of Mercury in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida 

    Beckett, Kate
    Concentrations of total mercury (THg) were determined for seven lower trophic level biota: plankton (>153 μm), anchovies (Anchoa hepsetus), crown conchs (Melongena corona), tulip snails (Fasciolaria tulipa), mullet (Mugil ...
  • The Variation in the Occurrence of Diatoms in the External Mucus of Florida Sharks 

    Nakachi, Kaikea
    Elasmobranch skin has been extensively studied for its drag-reducing hydrodynamic structure and its implications for reduction in ship fuel cost1. Shark mucus and biofilm may also have antifouling properties of interest ...
  • Muck Thickness and Distribution in the Indian River Lagoon 2014 

    Hoey, Christopher
    Occurrence and thickness of anoxic organic sediments (“muck”) in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), a 90 mile survey from Ft. Pierce to Titusville which also incorporated adjoining tributaries. Muck accumulation causes the ...
  • Comparison of a Thunderstorm Peak Wind Gust Forecast Technique with Reported Values 

    Pallan, Nichole
    During Florida summers, afternoon thunderstorms are an everyday occurrence. At times, wind gusts produced by these thunderstorms can exceed 50 knots and be a danger to people and property. Several methods to predict these ...
  • Nutrient Fluxes from Turkey and Crane Creeks to the Indian River Lagoon, Florida 

    Philbeck, Ashley M.
    Harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon are an issue of increasing concern. They have been linked to increased loss of seagrass, marine mammal and seabird deaths, and decreasing water quality, all of which have ...
  • Comparison of Temperature Differences across Thunderstorm Gust Fronts with Measured Wind Gusts Behind the Front 

    Scott, Genevieve
    Studies have shown there is a linear correlation between the strength and depth of the cold pool behind a gust front and the strength of the gust front. In June 2014, a study was done to determine a correlation between the ...
  • Surface Sensible Heat Loss in the Tropics 

    Shipotofsky, Andrew R.
    A study using reanalysis data from the Earth Systems Research Laboratory to examine the difference in heat loss for precipitation compared to that of the heat loss from the sensible heat flux near the boundary layer. Using ...
  • Drifting Anthropogenic Fibers in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida 

    Nickerson, Alexander K.
    Microplastics and anthropogenic particles serve as sources of pollution in the marine environment, and also as biofouling surfaces. The organic matter that accumulates on them can have an effect on the health of marine ...
  • Developmental Taxonomy and Distribution of Paralarval Squid from the Florida Current 

    Adams, Carrie Leeonne (1997-05)
    Distribution patterns of paralarval squid across the continental shelf of Florida were examined based on five years of collections. Squid occurrence patterns were described in relation to coastal, intermediate, and Florida ...
  • Thunderstorm characteristics associated with RHESSI identified terrestrial gamma ray flashes 

    Splitt, Michael E.; Lazarus, Steven M.; Barnes, Diana H.; Smith, David M.; Hazelton, Bryna J.; Grefenstette, Brian W.; Dwyer, Joseph R.; Rassoul, Hamid K. (2010-06-23)
    The characteristics of thunderstorms that produce terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) observed by the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI) are determined using climatological and meteorological ...
  • Evaluation of the National Hurricane Center's tropical cyclone wind speed probability forecast product 

    Splitt, Michael E.; Shafer, Jaclyn A.; Lazarus, Steven M.; Roeder, William P. (2010-04)
    A tropical cyclone (TC) wind speed probability forecast product developed at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and adopted by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is evaluated for U.S. ...

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