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dc.contributor.authorHaney, Robert L.
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Robert W.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T22:18:39Z
dc.date.available2015-08-04T22:18:39Z
dc.date.issued1976-07
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physical Oceanography, Volume 6, July 1976, pp. 504-510
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45788
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0485(1976)006<0504:TROSMI>2.0.CO;2en_US
dc.description.abstractThe role of surface-generated mixing in determining the seasonal variation of the ocean thermal structure is investigated using a one-dimensional numerical model. The model contains vertical eddy diffusion with a constant coefficient KH =0.5 cm' s-1, an instantaneous convective adjustment mechanism as commonly used in oceanic general circulation models, and a simple parameterization of surface-generated wind and convective mixing based on recent mixed-layer theories. Forcing on the seasonal time scale is accomplished by prescribing the atmospheric solar radiation, longwave radiation, wind speed, temperature and dew point to vary sinusoidally with the annual period. Results of model integrations show that surface-generated wind and convective mixing are responsible for producing many features which are observed in the real ocean including the occurrence of two sea surface temperature maxima-one in summer and another in early fall.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation Office of the International Decade of Ocean Exploration as part of the North Pacific Experiment under Office of Naval Research Contract N0001476WR60020, through NORPAX.en_US
dc.titleThe Role of Surface Mixing in the Seasonal Variation of the Ocean Thermal Structureen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology


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