Dynamics of Oceanic Motions
Final rept. 1 Jan 1975-29 Feb 1984,
HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA DIV OF APPLIED SCIENCES
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This project researched the dynamics of oceanic motions aspects of the theory and modeling of fundamental dynamics and energetic processes in the sea and their interactions, and the relationship of theory and modeling to the interpretation, analysis and design of observational data and experiments. Research was directed towards the dynamics and the forecasting of the low frequency variability of ocean currents mid-ocean eddies and intense current systems, the mid-latitude general circulation, and surface boundary and internal wave layer interactions. Our modeling research was directed toward studies of the local dynamics of open regions of the ocean i.e., arbitrary regions with flow across their boundaries, and the relationship of such regional dynamics to the larger scale general circulation in which it is embedded. The approach was adopted as appropriate for application to intensive local data sets and for the development and testing of forecast methods for oceanic synopticmesoscale motions. This report consists primarily of a listing of the 48 referred publications and 22 additional technical reports produced under this project.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography