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dc.contributor.advisorGarwood, Roland W., Jr.
dc.contributor.authorHall, Christopher James
dc.dateJune 1983
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-19T23:59:36Z
dc.date.available2012-11-19T23:59:36Z
dc.date.issued1983-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/19931
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractThe unsteady response of two oceanic density fronts to local atmospheric forcing, using combinations of wind stress and surface heat flux, is investigated with an embedded mixed layer-general circulation model. The adjustment of the frontal structure is dependent upon the wind stress direction and whether there is surface heating or cooling. In cases of an applied wind stress alone where denser water is transported toward less dense water, the mixed layer depth deepens, and frontal mixing occurs . In cases where less dense water is transported toward denser water, the frontal structure is preserved, mixed layer depth is preserved and cross-frontal mixing is minimized. The addition of surface heating shallows the mixed layer and inhibits vertical mixing. Inertial oscillations are observed in the across-front velocity field.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/onunsteadyrespon00hall
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_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.
dc.subject.lcshOceanographyen_US
dc.titleOn the unsteady response of an oceanic front to local atmospheric forcingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderAdamec, David A.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorOceanic fronten_US
dc.subject.authorDensity fronten_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


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