Accession Number:

ADA535041

Title:

A Conserved Minimal Adjustment Scheme for Stabilization of Hydrographic Profiles

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Ocean T, S data analysisassimilation, conducted in the three-dimensional physical space, is a generalized average of purely observed data data analysis or of modeledobserved data data assimilation. Because of the high nonlinearity of the equation of the state of the seawater and nonuniform vertical distribution of the observational profile data, false static instability may be generated. A new analytical conserved adjustment scheme has been developed on the base of conservation of heat, salt, and static stability for the whole water column with predetermined T, S adjustment ratios. A set of well-posed combined linear and nonlinear algebraic equations has been established and is solved using Newtons method. This new scheme can be used for ocean hydrographic data analysis and data assimilation.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE