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dc.contributor.advisorRamp, Steven R.
dc.contributor.authorFasciano, William Culp.
dc.dateJune 1989
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T22:09:34Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T22:09:34Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27126
dc.descriptionApproved for Public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe physics of a rotating tank laboratory model, developed by Narimousa and Maxworthy (1985) to simulate the dynamics of coastal upwelling, is tested by applying the model to real ocean data from shipboard surveys in the Coaste1 Transition Zone off central California. The primary goal is to test the hypothesis that flow over bottom topography, i.e., the Mendocino Ridge, is an important mechanism for generating the meandering structure of the coastal upwelling jet. More specifically, the goal is to test the model's ability to reproduce the offshore and alongshore meandering length scales observed from satellite imagery and maps of dynamic height. Results show that the model incorrectly predicts the necessary conditions for eddy shedding in areas where this phenomenon is observed. The prediction criterion parameter (9.) is not considered physically meaningful. Evidence is presented to show that the model significantly overestimates the Richardson number along with offshore and alongshore meandering length scales of the upwelling coastal jet. Some possible explanations for this are discussed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/meanderingofcoas00fasc
dc.format.extent59 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in U.S. Code, section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleMeandering of the coastal upwelling jet near Cape Mendocinoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBatteen, Mary L.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate school
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physical Oceanography
dc.subject.authorCape Mendocinoen_US
dc.subject.authorUpwellingen_US
dc.subject.authorBottom topographyen_US
dc.subject.authorLaboratory modelsen_US
dc.subject.authorMeandering coastal jeten_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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