Accession Number : AD0751646

Title :   An Investigation on Temperature Fluctuations over Ocean Waves.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ihle,David Marcus

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Joint probability distributions and conditional means functions are used to analyze turbulent wind and temperature data obtained over natural ocean waves. The data were collected aboard R/V FLIP during BOMEX 1969. Stable conditions prevailed during all time periods considered. The emphasis is to use the statistical procedures to describe the wave's influence on the temperature fluctuations at the 8 meter level. Results are compared with predictions given by potential flow theory. The results consistently demonstrate that waves exert an influence on the temperature fluctuations. In addition, it is observed that under near neutral thermal stratification or prolonged periods of stable thermal stratification the temperature fluctuations approached those expected from potential flow. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, TEMPERATURE), PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, HEAT FLUX, TURBULENCE, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PHASE MEASUREMENT, NAVAL RESEARCH, MARINE METEOROLOGY, STABILIZED PLATFORMS, WEST INDIES, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE