Accession Number:

ADA576331

Title:

A Fully Conserved Minimal Adjustment Scheme with (T, S) Coherency for Stabilization of Hydrographic Profiles

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA NAVAL OCEAN ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION LAB

Report Date:

2012-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A new, fully conserved minimal adjustment scheme with temperature and salinity T, S coherency is presented for eliminating false static instability generated from analyzing and assimilating stable ocean T, S profiles data, that is, from generalized averaging over purely observed data data analysis or over modeledobserved data data assimilation. This approach consists of a variational method with a fully heat, salt, and potential energy conserved conditions, bminimal adjustment, and c T, S coherency. Comparison with three existing schemes minimal adjustment, conserved minimal adjustment, and convective adjustment using observational profiles and a simple one-dimensional ocean mixed layer model shows the superiority of this new scheme.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE