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dc.contributor.advisorGarwood, Roland W.
dc.contributor.authorRies, Harry J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:06:13Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:06:13Z
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/22945
dc.description.abstractSeasonal changes of mixed layer depth (MLD) can be related to the forcing by the net surface heating and wind speed. This is shown in this study by comparing the monthly mixed layer depth from temperature profiles in the Bauer-Robinson Numerical Atlas with monthly net surface heating and wind speed obtained from the Weare Marine Climatic Atlas of the Tropical Pacific Ocean. Using a conceptual model based on mixed layer physics, ocean response and atmospheric forcing are examined using the Obukhov mixing length. A pattern in the seasonal variation of upwelling along the Equator is also examined. The model links the atmospheric and oceanic climatologies through the derived MLD (oceanic data) and Obukhov mixing lengths (forcing data). The results show a high degree of pattern similarity between the seasonal response of the ocean and the seasonal changes in atmospheric forcing. The pattern of seasonal influence on MLD at the Equator is very weak in comparison to that of the tropics and sub-tropics. Keywords: Ocean models; Atmosphere models; Equatorial regions; Mixed layer marine; Air water interactions; Theses. (EDC)en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/climatologicalse00ries
dc.format.extent95 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshOceanographyen_US
dc.titleThe climatological seasonal response of the ocean mixed layer in the equatorial and tropical Pacific Oceanen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclcocm81458854
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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