Accession Number : AD0744925

Title :   The Development of a Homogeneous Numerical Ocean Model for the Arctic Ocean,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Galt,J. A.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : A numerical ocean model driven by surface stress and a source-sink distribution is developed for a homogeneous ocean. Non-linearities, lateral friction and bottom friction are included. The basin shape can be varied to accommodate a large variety of configurations. Variable bathymetry and sources/sinks around the perimeter are included. The numerical scheme is conditionally stable and has second order accuracy in space and time. A number of test cases are run to explore the dynamic significances of the various processes represented. The possible influence of these processes on the circulation of the Arctic ocean are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, ARCTIC OCEAN), (*ARCTIC OCEAN, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), WIND, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE