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dc.contributor.advisorElsberry, Russell L.
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Charles K.
dc.dateJune 1982
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T00:08:20Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T00:08:20Z
dc.date.issued1982-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/20284
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution in unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe current meter records collected at three sites in the Gulf of Mexico during the passage of Hurricane Frederic are analyzed to determine the storm-induced flow at various ocean depths, determine the associated energy increase and decay, and compare these observations to similar results from a numerical model. The records at the two deeper sites are rather unique because they are within 100 km of the hurricane track. Pre-storm conditions are controlled by topography, and as the storm passes there is an abrupt change in the direction of flow and initiation of a strong inertial response at all levels of the two deeper sites. After this initial surge, the residual flow tends toward the pre-storm direction. The horizontal kinetic energy associated with inertial motion is calculated. The energy increase and decay is shown to vary with depth. An embedded mixed-layer ocean circulation model is forced with an idealized storm translating at the same speed as Frederic. The abrupt response and strong inertial component predicted by the model is qualitatively similar to the observations.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/oceanresponsetoh00hopk
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.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleOcean response to hurricane forcing.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGarwood, R. William Jr.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.subject.authorHurricane ocean interactionen_US
dc.subject.authorocean buoy current measurementsen_US
dc.subject.authorocean current prediction modelen_US
dc.subject.authorhurricane Fredericen_US
dc.subject.authorocean inertial-gravity wavesen_US
dc.subject.authorGulf of Mexicoen_US
dc.subject.authornear-inertial internal wavesen_US
dc.subject.authorcurrent meter dataen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
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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