Dynamics of Oceanic Motions
Final rept. 1 Mar 1984-31 Dec 1988,
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 dynamical 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, simulation and forecasting of the low frequency variability of ocean currents mid-ocean eddies and intense current systems, and in the physics and dynamics of the mid-latitude general circulation. It included near surface layerdeep current interactions, and the interactions of deep ocean currents with coastal and topographic features. Our modeling research was directed towards studies of the local dynamics of partially open regions of the ocean i.e., arbitrary regions with flow across their boundaries, and the relationship of the regional dynamics to the larger scale dynamics and circulation in which it is embedded. This report consists of a brief summary of the research and a listing of the 37 refereed publications and 17 additional technical reports which were produced.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography