Accession Number:

ADA102663

Title:

Analysis and Simulation of Wind-Driven Currents during the Mixed Layer Experiment (MILE).

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The wind stress calculated from wind velocities measured during the Mixed Layer Experiment MILE was used as input to a one-dimensional wind-drive current model. These model results are compared with observed currents for the MILE-1 bouy, showing a qualitative agreement. MILE was an examination of the upper ocean carried out near Ocean Weather Station Papa during a 20-day period, August and September of 1977, which was characterized by two major wind events. The observed currents have been analyzed to obtain information about their behaviour that could be used in the tuning of the model. for a simulation of the entire period the results are considered only satisfactory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE