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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263582.pdf


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