Accession Number : AD0871594

Title :   A Heat Budget Model for Prediction of Vertical Temperature Change in the Ocean,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS MARINE SCIENCES DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Gemmill, W. ; Nix, D.

Report Date : OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A technique based primarily on heat budget and wind mixing calculations has been developed for predicting the vertical thermal structure of the ocean. The technique essentially modifies the initial thermal structure through incident solar radiation, back radiation, sensible and evaporative heat exchange, convective heat transfer in the water mass, and wind mixing. Predictions are made at 6-hour intervals until 1200Z on the date of forecast. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SEA WATER, *BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, TEMPERATURE, PREDICTIONS, HEAT TRANSFER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OCEAN WAVES, WIND, HEAT FLUX, SOLAR RADIATION, EVAPORATION.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE