Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorSmith, D.C
dc.contributor.authorBruner, Barry L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:18:15Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:18:15Z
dc.date.issued1988-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23334
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe circulation of Monterey Bay is both variable and complex, and is likely to be significantly influenced by circulation in the adjacent California current. To study this circulation a two-layer, numerical model was used. The model was forced by inflow and outflow at an open boundary that connected the Pacific Ocean with the bay. Topography representing Monterey Canyon was included in the lower layer of the model. The effects of wind and tidal forcing were not considered. Results indicate that surface circulation is strongly constrained by topography when the lower layer flow is 5 cm/sec or larger and that the flows within the bay are consistent with geostrophic, vorticity-conserving flow over bottom topography. The sensitivity of the model to the distribution and strength of inflow and outflow forcing location was investigated. The model was found to be sensitive to the location of inflow and outflow forcing and also to the inflow and outflow vertical structure. Keywords: Ocean currents; Mathematical models; Submarine canyons; Bay bottom topography; Two layer ocean modelen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/numericalstudyof00brun
dc.format.extent40 p. ill.en_US
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.titleA numerical study of baroclinic circulation in Monterey Bayen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRamp, S.R.
dc.subject.authorMonterey Bayen_US
dc.subject.authortwo-layeren_US
dc.subject.authorprimitive equationen_US
dc.subject.authormodelen_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


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record