Accession Number : AD0621369

Title :   NOTE ON THE EFFECT OF NON-LINEAR ACCELERATIONS IN THE OCEANIC EKMAN LAYER.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Welander,Pierre

Report Date : SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : It is shown theoretically that the concept of an Ekman layer in the wind-driven oceanic circulation is no longer valid when the layer gets thin, and non-linear acceleration terms must be considered. The corrections may be noticeable in local regions of the ocean with strong wind gradient. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE GEOPHYSICS, OCEAN CURRENTS), (*OCEAN CURRENTS, CORIOLIS EFFECT), (*CORIOLIS EFFECT, OCEAN CURRENTS), WIND, BOUNDARY LAYER, OCEANS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, ACCELERATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE