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dc.contributor.advisorGarwood, Roland W. Jr.
dc.contributor.authorGarner, Janice P.
dc.dateDecember 1983
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-19T23:58:26Z
dc.date.available2012-11-19T23:58:26Z
dc.date.issued1983-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/19764
dc.description.abstractThe response of the seasonal thermocline formation and mixing to prescribed vertical interior motion is examined. For the annual and shorter period interior motion cases studied, the response was strongest for the annual period. For an oscillatory vertical motion having a 15 m amplitude at a 75 m depth, warm sea surface temperature anomalies of up to 2.16 C and cold anomalies of up to 2.04 C are found, depending on the phase difference between the interior motion and the annual heat cycle. The net phase-averaged effect on the mixed layer for annual period interior motion is a reduction in vertical mixing. Higher frequency motion produces a net enhancement of the mixing.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theeffectofinter1094519764
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleThe effect of interior motion on seasonal thermocline evolution.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWillmott, Andrew J.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authormixed layer modellingen_US
dc.subject.authorvertical advectionen_US
dc.subject.authorlong period interior motionen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOceangraphyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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