Accession Number : AD0706011

Title :   CONTINENTAL SHELF WAVES OVER A CONTINENTAL SLOPE.

Descriptive Note : Mater's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sturr,Henry Dixon , Jr

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : A numerical study is made of the effect of a continental slope and shelf of finite width on trapped shelf and edgewaves. A comparison is made between a numerical solution for a continental shelf of finite width and its simplified analytic solution. It is shown that certain modes of these quasigeostraphic waves can undergo exponential growth or decay under special conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, CONTINENTAL SHELVES), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DEPTH FINDING, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, DEEP WATER, SHALLOW WATER, REFRACTION, CORIOLIS EFFECT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES, NAVAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE