Accession Number : AD0754354

Title :   A Numerical Model Depicting a Wind-Driven Circulation in an Ocean Basin Containing an Island.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan,James Vincent , Jr

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : A numerical model was developed depicting the wind-driven circulation in an ocean basin containing an island. This linear, barotropic, filtered model was utilized to test and evaluate the 'Hole Relaxation' technique in preparation for future comparative studies with a free surface model and later incorporation in a multi-level world-ocean model with islands. Eight different data cases were studied to evaluate the model's ability to properly treat a variety of island sizes and locations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, WIND), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ISLANDS, OCEAN MODELS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, DEPTH FINDING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INTERACTIONS, NAVAL RESEARCH, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE