Accession Number:

ADA123576

Title:

Variability in the Mixed Layer Depth Near the Iceland-Faeroe Polar Front during Spring 1981.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Report Date:

1982-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Surface mixed layer depths were computed for the spring season in the Norwegian Sea and the Iceland-Faeroe Gap areas using definitions of mixed layer depth based on Brunt-Vaisala frequency and on temperature. The absence of significant gradients in the stratification resulted in mixed layer depths ranging from 10 to 1000 meters, independent of definition. Considerable regional variability in mixed layer depth was found on subseasonal time scales. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE