Accession Number:

ADA003519

Title:

Ocean Thermal Structure Response to a Moving Hurricane Model.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The time-dependent mixed-layer depth and temperature response of a two-layer ocean model to a moving hurricane model was investigated. The hurricane model was that of Elsberry, Pearson, and Corgnati 1974. The maximum hurricane wind was bounded at 50 msec in order to isolate ocean reactions from hurricane variance. The ocean model was based on that of Fraim 1973 which was derived from the earlier mixed-layer models of Kraus and Turner 1967 and Denman 1973. The ocean model was an idealized, quasi-three-dimensional model designed to examine the effects along the path of movement due to the passage of a moving hurricane.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE