Accession Number : ADA117154

Title :   Variability in the Mixed Layer Depth Near the Polar Front.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Teague,William J ; Von Zweck,Ortwin H

PDF Url : ADA117154

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The depths of the surface mixed layer are estimated for the fall season in the Norwegian Sea and the Iceland-Faeroe Gap areas using definitions of mixed layer depth based on temperature and Brunt-Vaisala frequency. Variability in the mixed layer depth was found to be both seasonally and regionally dependent. Differences between definitions occured primarily in the frontal regions. As fall progressed, the mixed layer deepended more rapidly in the weakly stratified frontal regions than outside of those regions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mixed layer(Marine), North Atlantic Ocean, Norwegian Sea, Depth, Variations, Fronts(Oceanography), Polar regions, Temperature, Salinity

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE