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The response of a two-layer hydrothermodynamic ocean model to a simulated moving hurricane.

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Authors
Grigsby, Stanley Holmes
Subjects
Air-Sea Interaction
Hurricane Model
Ocean Model
Convective Mixing
Wind Mixing
Advection
Hydrothermodynamic
Upwelling
Inertial Flow
Advisors
Elsberry, R.L.
Date of Issue
1975
Date
March 1975
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The time dependent mixed-layer depth and temperature response of a two-layer hydrothermodynamic ocean model to a moving hurricane model was investigated. The hurricane model was that of Elsberry, Pearson, and Corgnati (1974). The maximum eye radius and hurricane intensity was bounded to isolate ocean reaction from hurricane variance. The ocean model was based on the upwelling model of O'Brien and Hurlburt (1972) in two dimensions and was located along the path of the storm. The momentum and depth equations in this model are treated semi-implicitly . Mechanical and convective mixing was included and was found to be the dominate cause of deepening of the mixed layer and cooling of the ocean surface. Alternating regions of upwelling and downwelling were produced in the wake of the storm as a result of inertial waves caused by the passage of the storm. The cases studied indicated a linear relation between the wavelength and the storm translation speed.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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