Accession Number:

ADP013587

Title:

Biogeochemical Variability in the Upper Ocean

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ATMOSPHERIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INC LEXINGTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-19

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Differences in the response times of different biogeochemical tracers to upper ocean forcing processes can lead to substantial differences in their patterns of variability. An idealized tracer with a steep vertical concentration gradient is modeled in a flow field representative of an upper ocean front. The surface distribution of the tracer is studied as a function of its response or restoration time scale.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE