Accession Number : ADA263582
Title : Dynamics of Small-Scale Oceanic Motions
Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept.
Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU
Personal Author(s) : Muller, Peter
Report Date : Jan 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : Goals of this research include a description and modeling of the kinematical structure and dynamical processes of oceanic motions that have horizontal scales from a few meters to a few kilometers. Understanding the role that these small-scale motions play in the redistribution and mixing of the momentum, potential vorticity, heat, and salt. Contribute to the construction of a global numerical model that will predict this redistribution and mixing. Objectives are to identify the processes that affect the kinematical and dynamical evolution of near-inertial internal gravity waves, especially those processes that can transfer energy out of near-inertial internal waves into the internal wave continuum and to simulate these processes in a numerical model.
Descriptors : *OCEAN WAVES , *OCEAN CURRENTS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , VORTICES , SALINITY , GRAVITY WAVES , MIXED LAYER(MARINE) , MOTION , FREQUENCY
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE