Accession Number:

ADA327549

Title:

Stochastic Forcing of Quasi-Geostrophic Eddies.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The overall objective of this project was to understand to what extent the low frequency variability in the ocean is due to stochastic atmospheric forcing. Specifically, the project aimed at 1 confirming the notion that most of the large scale barotropic quasi-geostrophic eddy field in the deep ocean away from unstable mean currents is stochastically forced by fluctuations in the atmospheric wind stress, and 2 exploring the extent to which the low frequency variability found in coupled ocean atmosphere general circulation models is stochastically forced.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE