Dynamics of Small-Scale Oceanic Motions
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography