Variation of Friction Velocity Across the Surface Marginal Ice Zone in the East Greenland Sea.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Marginal Ice Zone Experiment MIZEX took place in the summer of 1984. All data presented in this thesis are from the 15 June - 15 July time frame of the MIZEX. Of primary concern in the marginal ice zone is the surface stress, which contributes to changing the upper part of the ocean, to ocean eddy formation and dissipation and to ice movement. This thesis investigates the surface layer wind, temperature and, in particular, the variation of the surface stress in the open water along the marginal ice zone. The stress values were obtained using the dissipation method. These values will be compared to the Large and Pond bulk-formulated drag coefficients, which are open water values. From this comparison, a realistic estimate of atmospheric forcing in the marginal ice zone can be obtained. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost