Accession Number : AD0656698

Title :   ON THE DETERMINATION OF THE THICKNESS OF THE BAROCLINIC LAYER OF THE SEA,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lineikin,P. S.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The author considers the equilibrium distribution of velocity, pressure, density and sea-surface elevation in a canal subject to a zonal wind stress. A principle result is that the diffusion of density approximately balances advective effects when the linearized perturbations are assumed to have an exponential decay with depth. The resulting characteristic thickness of the baroclinic layer is some 22 times the Ekman frictional depth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDRODYNAMICS, OCEAN CURRENTS), THICKNESS, PERTURBATION THEORY, WIND, STRESSES, EQUILIBRIUM(PHYSIOLOGY), VELOCITY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, DENSITY, FLUID FLOW, INLAND WATERWAYS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE