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dc.contributor.advisorSemtner, Albert J.
dc.contributor.authorHill, James A.
dc.dateJune 1988
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:17:26Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:17:26Z
dc.date.issued1988-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23209
dc.description.abstractPease (1987) related the effects of atmospheric forcing, mainly temperature and wind fields, to the size of coastal polynas. Using Pease's formulation and Killworth's (1977) plume model as applied by Melling and Lewis (1982), the effects of atmospheric forcing on brine injection into the Arctic pycnocline are investigated. This paper will discuss the likelihood of coastal polynas as a source for denser abyssal waters. A standard case was developed for the model with initial conditions taken from Melling and Lewis (1982) and Pease (1987) for comparison with individual sensitivity experiments. Ten environmental parameters were individually examined for their influence on the plume depth after 90 days. The standard case resulted in a 90-day plume depth of 436 meters. A submarine canyon case was simulated, resulting in plume penetration to over 1300 meters in 90 days. Further experiments used actual T-S soundings. Finally, a 20 kilometer wide plume is shown to penetrate to almost 600 meters in 90 days.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/environmentalinf1094523209
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.lcshOceanographyen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental influences on the production of Arctic halocline and deep wateren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSmith, David IV
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorarcticen_US
dc.subject.authorhaloclineen_US
dc.subject.authordeep wateren_US
dc.subject.authorplume flowen_US
dc.subject.authorpolynaen_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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