Accession Number : AD0746506

Title :   On the Influence of Bottom Friction on Transient Baroclinic Wind Response.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Dueing,W. ; Rooth,C. ; Worthem,S.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Analytical experiments were conducted to determine the spectral response of a two layer, beta-plane ocean of rectangular shape. The model provides time-dependent wind stress and bottom friction as driving forces. For damping coefficients mu is less than 10 to -8th power/sec, the dispersion relation is essentially the same as for the undamped case for wave periods of one year or less. Larger values of mu significantly after the dispersion relation for short barotropic waves, causing the corresponding branch to intersect with that of the short baroclinic waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), FRICTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ANOMALIES, SCATTERING, INTERACTIONS, RESPONSE, DAMPING, WIND, INDIAN OCEAN, ATLANTIC OCEAN, NAVAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE