Accession Number:

ADA127565

Title:

The Variation of Finestructure Across a Mesoscale Feature.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1983-05-11

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The 602 XBT drops from the June 1979 LYNCH cruise are examined for the finestructure variation across the FREDDEX eddy. All of the spectra are scaled with the Brunt-Vaisala frequency and are observed to collapse to a single form inside and outside the ring. A correlation is observed between the variance of the scaled finestructure spectrum and the horizontal and vertical mesoscale current shears, which can attain maxima of orders 11000000s and 11000s respectively in some parts of the ring. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE