Accession Number : AD0778632

Title :   An Investigation of Surface and Internal Wave-Induced Turbulence in Shallow Water Thermal Microstructure.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Powell,James Wesley

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : Measurements of temperature, wave height, and orthogonal water particle velocity were made in May 1973 at the NUC Tower located one mile off Mission Beach, California. A detailed analysis of the temperature field was made using digital temperature and isotherm contour plots. Billow turbulence microstructure appeared to be the dominant mechanism with the exception of one run in which evidence of double-diffusion microstructure was found. Both frequency and wavenumber spectra were calculated and a correspondence between the spectra was noted at the frequency and wavenumber of the surface wave-induced particle displacements. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Shallow water, *Temperature, *Ocean waves, Microstructure, Internal waves, Spectrum analysis, Turbulence, Theses

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE