Accession Number : AD0837029

Title :   A FIELD STUDY OF OCEANIC TURBULENT HORIZONTAL DIFFUSION.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Philipps, George

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Richardson's 'four-thirds law' of horizontal diffusion was tested using aerial photography as a data gathering technique. Plywood floats and current crosses suspended both near the surface and at nine feet were used as diffusers. The scales investigated ranged from 10 to 525 meters. The investigation was conducted in 36 fathoms of water, 3000 meters from the nearest land in Monterey Bay, California. Stommel's (1949) method of analysis was used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, DIFFUSION), (*TURBULENCE, OCEAN CURRENTS), AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, FLOATS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, PLYWOOD, DEEP WATER, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, DIFFUSIVITY, WIND, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, VELOCITY, SCATTERING, BAYS, CALIFORNIA.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE