Accession Number : AD1040801

Title :   Mixing Over Rough Topography

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Mar 2011,29 Feb 2016

Corporate Author : University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory Seattle United States

Personal Author(s) : Gregg,Michael C

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Report Date : 25 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Measurements with a depth-cycling towed body and microstructures over and near East Flower Garden Bank were made as part of NRLs Mixing Over Rough Topography (MORT) program, funded by ONR. Our major result was observing the evolution of mode-2 hydraulic control over a ridge on the north slope of the bank. Because ridges like this are common on continental shelves, these observations point to the need to include mixing driven by hydraulic controls over many bottom irregularities.

Descriptors :   MIXING , CONTINENTAL SHELVES , topography , TOWED BODIES , ridges , microstructure , texas , dissipation , turbulence

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE