Accession Number : AD0746205

Title :   The Numerical Solution of Parabolic Equations Applied to 'Eddy Diffusion' in the Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Krol,Hans R.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The paper describes the main features of the numerical solution of parabolic partial differential equations with particular application to the 'eddy heat conduction' problem in the ocean. As an example, some direct calculations are made of the 'eddy heat conduction' coefficient from the data of MILOCMED 68 under the assumption that there were no horizontal gradients. Although th assumption does not in general hold it serves to provide a simplified but plausible model to illustrate the numerical techniques. A restricted discussion of the results is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES), (*PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION), CONDUCTION(HEAT TRANSFER), TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, MOMENTUM, OCEAN CURRENTS, DIFFUSION, ITALY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE