Accession Number : AD0700336

Title :   ON THE DETECTION OF 'INERTIAL' WAVES WITH PYCNOCLINE FOLLOWERS.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES MIAMI FLA

Personal Author(s) : Rooth,Claes ; Duing,Walter

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The vertical displacements associated with oscillations near the local inertial frequency f, in a stratified ocean, are found to be significant, even very close to f. For a frequency omega = (1+epsilon)f, the ratio of rms vertical velocity to horizontal velocity is o(the square root of epsilon). Observations near Hawaii, made with a recently developed pycnocline follower, show inertial oscillation events similar to those found by Webster in current meter records, and discussed theoretically by Crepon, and by Pollard. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, MEASUREMENT), THERMOCLINES, DENSITY, DETECTORS, PRESSURE, RECORDING SYSTEMS, POWER SPECTRA, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, HAWAII

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE