Accession Number:

AD0621369

Title:

NOTE ON THE EFFECT OF NON-LINEAR ACCELERATIONS IN THE OCEANIC EKMAN LAYER.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

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Report Date:

1965-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

It is shown theoretically that the concept of an Ekman layer in the wind-driven oceanic circulation is no longer valid when the layer gets thin, and non-linear acceleration terms must be considered. The corrections may be noticeable in local regions of the ocean with strong wind gradient. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE