Accession Number : AD0690892

Title :   NOTE ON INTERNAL WAVES IN A SIMPLE THERMOCLINE MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Frankignoul,Claude

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The internal wave spectrum in a theoretical model of the fine structure of the thermoclines is investigated mathematically, in particular its limitation by wave induced shear instability. Agreement between the calculations and the observations J. Woods made near Malta is found to be good. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, THERMOCLINES), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, SHEAR STRESSES, STABILITY, FREQUENCY, DENSITY, TURBULENCE, VELOCITY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, HYDRODYNAMICS, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE