Accession Number:

ADA629632

Title:

Convection in the Labrador Sea

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

We hope to describe deep oceanic convection well enough to critically test and guide models used to predict subsurface ocean conditions. Our objective is to use neutrally buoyant float observations to define statistics of convection plume processes vertical velocity, temperature fluctuations, etc. over two cooling seasons. These observations will be compared with model predictions relating typical plume properties to physical parameters surface buoyancy flux, density stratification. etc. thereby providing an observational test of the models realism and allowing inadequacies to be identified.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE