SOME OBSERVATIONS OF THE OCCURRENCE OF TURBULENCE IN AND ABOVE THE THERMOCLINE.
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT PACIFIC VICTORIA (BRITISH COLUMBIA)
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The purpose of the paper is to describe some observations of small-scale velocity and temperature fluctuations in the upper layers of the ocean. The results are largely qualitative and the measurements were made in only one location at one time of the year so they are not adequate to provide the basis for a detailed heat and momentum transport model. A hot film flowmeter, a thin film resistance thermometer and several thermistors were mounted on a submarine and used to study turbulence and temperature microstructure in the open sea. The surface layer is found to be continuously turbulent and patches of turbulence have been found in and below the main ocean thermocline. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics