Accession Number:

ADA612675

Title:

Internal Waves in the Vicinity of the Kuroshio Path

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

My long-term scientific goals are to understand the dynamics of small-scale processes and to quantify the mechanisms by which mixing occurs in the ocean and thereby help develop improved parameterizations of mixing for ocean models. Mixing within the stratified ocean is a particular focus as the complex interplay of internal waves from a variety of sources and turbulence makes this a current locus of uncertainty. A better understanding of energy sources and the dynamics of internal waves will help improve a physics-based parameterization scheme for ocean models.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE