Accession Number:

ADA624683

Title:

A Laboratory Study of Convectively-Driven Mean Flow in a Model of the Red Sea

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The goal of the project is to gain an understanding of the density and velocity fields created by a surface forcing, e.g., buoyancy flux and wind stress, in partially enclosed seas with hydraulically constricted exits. Applications to the Red and Mediterranean Seas are foremost in our thinking but the flows in fjords and other embayments of this type are also of interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE