Accession Number:

ADA532438

Title:

Wintertime Water Mass Transformation in the Labrador Sea

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

To understand better the dynamics of open-ocean convection and ultimately improve its parameterization in large-scale numerical models. To meet this goal we need to understand the basin-scale setting as well as the details of the overturning. On the large-scale, the main objective is to determine the circulation in which the convection is embedded and distinguish the roles of the different water masses. On the small scale, the aim is to characterize the macroscopic mixed-layer structure as well as the microscopic variability within the layers, and put this structure into a consistent dynamical framework.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE