Accession Number:

ADA046777

Title:

A Propagating Large-Amplitude Disturbance in a Stratified Ocean with a Temperature Inversion.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a hypothetical mode of propagation of a large-amplitude disturbance involving turbulent mixing in a temperature-inverted layer. The motions are described empirically, calculating a velocity of propagation consistent with conservation of mass and momentum for a travelling disturbance of the prescribed pattern. This results in propagation velocities of the order of one knot under realistic oceanic conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE