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dc.contributor.advisorBatteen, Mary L.
dc.contributor.authorEdson, Robert W.
dc.dateSeptember 1989
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T22:08:45Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T22:08:45Z
dc.date.issued1989-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27014
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA high-resolution, multi-level, primitive equation ocean model is used to examine the response to transient and climatological wind forcing of an idealized, flat-bottomed oceanic regime on a β-place, along an eastern boundary. An annually periodic wind forcing function with zonal variability is used as transient forcing in several experiments using both winter and summer initializations. When the curl component of the forcing is stronger than the stress, as in the wintertime, a surface poleward flow develops in the nearshore region with a equatorward flow offshore. When wind stress dominates the forcing, as in the summertime, a coastal jet develops with an undercurrent. In other experiments, spatially varying one degree and two tenths degree steady wind stress data are used as the climatological forcing. The one degree climatological wind stress data has positive curl at the coast which causes a poleward surface flow to develop. When two tenths degree wind stress data is used in the nearshore area, both positive and negative curl in the coastal region result in the formation of poleward and equatorward currents, respectively. As a result of convergence in the surface flow, eddies and a well defined cold filament develop. These results show that the interaction of diverse coastal currents driven by an equally diverse wind field can play an important role in the production of cold filaments and eddies.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipO&MN, Direct Fundingen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/effectsofclimato00edso
dc.format.extent139 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.lcshOcean currents, Pacific Oceanen_US
dc.titleThe effects of climatological and transient wind forcing on eddy generation in the California current systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSemtner, Albert J., Jr.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.contributor.departmentOceangraphy
dc.subject.authorprimitive equation modelen_US
dc.subject.authoreddiesen_US
dc.subject.authorjetsen_US
dc.subject.authorfilamentsen_US
dc.subject.authorwind forcingen_US
dc.subject.authorcoastal jet and undercurrenten_US
dc.subject.authorwind stress curlen_US
dc.subject.authorCalifornia Current Systemen_US
dc.description.funderO&MN, Direct Fundingen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS 68-89-008
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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