Accession Number : AD0754358

Title :   An Ocean Forecasting Model for the Equatorial Region.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Maxwell,Byron Richard

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : A seven level primitive equation equatorial ocean model with temperature and salinity is integrated over a 30 year period to a quasi-steady state. Placement of four of the seven levels of the model in the first 100 meters gives sufficient vertical resolution to resolve most major features of equatorial oceans. The model equivalents of the South Equatorial Current, the Cromwell Current, vertical upwelling in the equatorial area, Ekman divergence of mass toward each pole, and a thermocline were all simulated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), (*TROPICAL REGIONS, OCEAN CURRENTS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, INTERACTIONS, DIFFUSION, THERMOCLINES, OCEAN MODELS, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE