Accession Number : AD0470700


Title :   A TWO-LAYER FRICTIONAL MODEL OF THE OCEANIC CIRCULATION. I. WIND-DRIVEN OTION IN A RECTANGULAR BASIN.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS


Personal Author(s) : Welander,Pierre


Report Date : Jun 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : A study is made of the circulation in a two-layer ocean with rectangular boundaries, driven by a zonal wind. The dynamics is linear, with bottom and interface stresses included, but a non-linearity arises from finite variations in layer depth. The solution gives a directly wind-driven gyre in the upper layer; in the lower layer a recirculating boundary current arises that intensifies the transport at the coast. Numerical examples are worked out for a sinusoidal wind stress. (Author)


Descriptors :   MODEL BASINS , SURFACE TENSION , OCEANOGRAPHY , WIND , OCEAN WAVES , FORCE(MECHANICS) , OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA , OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT , DYNAMICS , FRICTION , SURFACES , MODELS , MOTION , BOUNDARY LAYER , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE