Air-Sea Interaction (Ocean Storms).
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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The main objective of this project was to analyze the observations we obtained during the Ocean Storms experiment. As part of the Ocean Storms experiment, a mooring was deployed for ten months near the center of the Ocean Storms array 47N, 137W in the Northeast Pacific. The subsurface mooring had 14 current meters and seven temperatureconductivity sensors distributed between 60 and 4000 m depth. The observations showed 1 energetic storm-generated inertial oscillations in the surface mixed layer 2 propagation, on weekly time scales, of near inertial internal waves to depths of several hundred meters 3 horizontal wavelengths of near inertial waves ranging up to hundreds of km and 4 currents at 3000-m depth coherent with geostrophic currents determined from a bottom pressure array and also coherent with the wind stress curl in period bands of 3-4 days and 15-60 days. Much of the analysis was carried out by a Ph.D. student, Hongbo Qi, as part of his Ph.D. dissertation. We also collaborated with other Ocean Storms investigators.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography