Accession Number:

ADA231718

Title:

Dynamics of Small-Scale Oceanic Motions

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The research goals were 1 Description and modelling of the kinematical structure and dynamical processes of oceanic motions that have horizontal scales from a few meters to a few kilometers and 2 Understanding the role that these small-scale motions play in the redistribution and mixing of momentum, potential vorticity, heat, and salt. The objective were 1 To arrive at a complete kinematical description of small-scale motions in terms of gravity and vortical i.e., potential vorticity carrying motions 2 To assess the feasibility of monitoring internal wave parameters from routinely taken measurements with ship mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers and 3 To determine and parameterize the effect of internal gravity waves absorbed in critical layers. The approach was by theoretical and data analyses.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE