Accession Number : AD0769428

Title :   Numerical Investigation of Bering Sea Dynamics.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bacon,Jerry Craig

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Galt's (1972) Arctic numerical model was used to explore the significant dynamics of the Bering Sea. The model was set up and tested for numerical stability. Climatological wind fields were used along with source-sink exchange transports to drive the model. The runs investigated the results of adding or deleting bottom friction, non-linearities and bathymetry. The results obtained by the model were compared to a circulation pattern proposed by Hughes (1972). The model showed that the circulation is strongly bathymetry-dependent and primarily driven by the sources and sinks. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Bering Sea, Circulation), Mathematical models, Ocean waves, Wind, Equations of motion, Bathymetry, Heat transfer, Friction, Ocean bottom, Heat sinks, Theses

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE