Accession Number:

AD0785855

Title:

The Seasonal Density Structure and Circulation on the Continental Shelf.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FLA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

A computer simulation model is used to study the gross seasonal density structure and circulation patterns in waters over the continental shelf. The model consists of a non-linear, time-dependent, two-layer ocean on an f-plane with friction and varying bottom topography. Stirring on both sides of the interface and the resulting entrainments produce a density flux between layers which, together with surface cooling, tends to reduce stratification. Seasonal heating, along with secondary, cross-shelf circulation patterns, tends to restore stratification. A comparison is made with BT-sections across the continental shelves off Cape Canaveral and off New York. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE