Accession Number : AD0773619

Title :   The Dynamics of Bottom Boundary Currents in the Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Peter C.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : The report presents an investigation of the dynamics of bottom boundary currents in the ocean. The major emphasis is to develop simple mathematical models in which various dynamical features of these complex geophysical flows may be isolated and explored. Two separate models are formulated and the theoretical results are compared to observational data and/or laboratory experiments. A steady flow over a constant sloping bottom is treated in each model. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ocean bottom, *Ocean currents, Mathematical models, Deep water, Fluid dynamics, Norwegian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Theses

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE