Accession Number:

ADA045825

Title:

Turbulent Energy Dissipation in the Atlantic Equatorial Undercurrent.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

BRITISH COLUMBIA UNIV VANCOUVER INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

A free-fall oceanographic instrument has been used to measure vertical microstructure scale gradients of horizontal velocity, temperature and electrical conductivity. The velocity gradients, or shears, were measured at scales between 3 and 40 cm by an airfoil shear probe whose specifications and calibration procedure are discussed. Data collected in the equatorial Atlantic in July 1974 indicated a consistent pattern of turbulence near the velocity core of the Atlantic Equatorial Undercurrent. The velocity core is the region of maximum speed.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE