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dc.contributor.advisorHaney, Robert L.
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Robert William
dc.dateMarch 1975
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T00:26:23Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T00:26:23Z
dc.date.issued1975-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/20970
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis work is directed toward improving an existing general circulation model (Haney 1974) through the inclusion of time dependent surface boundary conditions and a wind mixing parameterization. Climatological atmospheric values, functions of time, provided the model the needed parameters in order to calculate solar insolation, longwave back radiation from the ocean, sensible heat exchange and latent heat exchange. The mixing parameterization involved the use of the Monin-Obukov length scale as a measure of the mixed layer depth. The first law of thermodynamics was used to calculate the form of eddy flux above the mixed layer depth. A one-dimensional model using two different types of boundary conditions was used to test various parameters and ideas. The boundary condition similar to that used in the baroclinic model produced results through an interacting system that appeared similar to observation at Ocean Station "N". The three-dimensional model was integrated through 10 years of times. Results showed a lack of a paramanent thermocline due to a strong vertical diffusion. A lack of behavior attributable to mixing was noticed, indicating the climatological winds were too weak for mixing.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/numericalparamet00davi
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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleA numerical parameterization of wind mixing in a time dependent baroclinic oceanic general circulation modelen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderElsberry, Russell L.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Meteorology
dc.subject.authorWind mixing parameterizationen_US
dc.subject.authorOcean circulation modelen_US
dc.subject.authorSeasonal temperature structureen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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