Accession Number : AD0623811

Title :   STATIONARY WIND-DRIVEN CURRENTS IN THE NONHOMOGENEOUS OCEAN OF VARIABLE DEPTH,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Fomin,L. M.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The theoretical basis of a computation method for steady wind-driven current velocities (the deep ocean with complex bottom topography) is discussed in this paper. The value of the water transport depends on the vorticity of shearing stress of the wind and on the bottom slope. Ways of transition from water transport to the current velocities in the individual layers are considered (a) when the water density distribution is known and (b) when the water mass structure corresponds to the given model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, WIND), (*WIND, OCEAN CURRENTS), MARINE METEOROLOGY, HYDRODYNAMICS, MARINE GEOPHYSICS, USSR

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE