Accession Number : AD0731706

Title :   The Dynamic Structure of a Wind-Induced Eddy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : O'Keefe,Thomas Stephen , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The response of the ocean to an axisymmetric cyclone is investigated using a model based on the conservation of potential vorticity in the interior. The results, which confirm the conservation potential vorticity, are used to obtain limiting values of the vertical eddy diffusivity and an effective Ekman depth. Some aspects of the response as a function of the horizontal wavenumber are also investigated. It is found that high wavenumber motion does not penetrate as deeply as low wavenumber motion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION), (*TROPICAL CYCLONES, *MARINE METEOROLOGY), VORTICES, ATLANTIC OCEAN, HURRICANE TRACKING, VELOCITY, DENSITY, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE