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An investigation of various parameters which may affect the mixed layer depth in the ocean.

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Authors
Elliott, Larry Roscoe.
Subjects
ocean mixed layer depth
layer depth analysis
Advisors
Jung, Glenn H.
Date of Issue
1973-12
Date
December 1973
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
A theoretical model is developed for making computerized forecasts of mixed layer depth. An empirical equation relating significant wave height to layer depth is used to account for mechanical mixing. Heat exchange parameters are introduced into the model to produce convective mixing. The u and v components of surface current are used to investigate the effect of convergence and divergence. The layer depths forecast by the model are compared to actual layer depths and to the Fleet Numerical Weather Central layer depth analysis.
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Thesis
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Oceanography
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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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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