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dc.contributor.advisorGarwood, Roland W.
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Jonathan W.
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T22:10:10Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T22:10:10Z
dc.date.issued1991-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27186
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractImprovements to the specification of ocean optical characteristics in mixed layer dynamics are explored. The effects of reflection (albedo), refraction, and attenuation of solar radiation on mixed layer dynamics are examined. Parameterization schemes are developed to characterize the attenuation of individual spectral components of total solar radiation, and the refraction of'direct solar radiation. The effect of these parameterizations on mixed layer processes is evaluated analytically and numerically. A one-dimensional mixed layer model is used to examine the sensitivity of predicted mixed layer thermal structure to individual parameterizations. The thermal structure differences that result over long and short periods using the different parameterizations show that the accuracy of mixed layer predictions is significantly affected by the method used to describe the penetration of solar radiation into the ocean.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/opticaleffectson00whit
dc.format.extent85 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleOptical effects on ocean mixed layer dynamics.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.versionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTucker, Stevens P.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Oceanography
dc.subject.authorOcean opticsen_US
dc.subject.authoralbedoen_US
dc.subject.authormixed layeren_US
dc.subject.authorsolar attenuationen_US
dc.subject.authorsolar absorptionen_US
dc.subject.authorsolar spectrumen_US
dc.subject.authorinsolationen_US
dc.subject.authorsolar irradianceen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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