Accession Number:

AD0750842

Title:

Atlas of Variations in the Ocean-Atmosphere System in the North Atlantic. Issue 6. Seasonal Variations in Tidal Phenomena and Internal Waves,

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Corporate Author:

TRANSLATION CONSULTANTS LTD ARLINGTON VA

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Report Date:

1972-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

Computations of seasonal variations in internal waves and tidal phenomena in the northern Atlantic Ocean are presented. The calculations are made for tides using Hansens equations assuming a homogeneous ocean and for internal waves using the method suggested by Fjeldstad. Then variations in vertical density were incorporated in the calculations to provide preliminary information on tidal phenomena in an inhomogeneous ocean. Computations based on a theoretical model were modified and checked using direct observations. Charts show tides and tidal currents for average astronomical conditions based on a homogeneous ocean, characteristic seasonal curves for internal waves, and currents associated with tides and internal waves. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE