Accession Number : ADA188453

Title :   Implications of Conservation Equations for the Determination of Absolute Velocities,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV IL DEPT OF GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Barcilon, Victor ; Frenzen, C L ; Warn-Varnas, Alex C

PDF Url : ADA188453

Report Date : Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : With the dawn of ocean forecasting approaching, the need to know velocity fields for use as initial conditions in a prediction scheme is keenly felt. But direct velocity measurements are still difficult to make, and so we are forced to rely on the classical procedure which consists of inferring the velocity fields from temperature and salinity measurements. In this procedure, given the density field one must find velocity fields and a pressure field.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, CONSERVATION, DENSITY, DETERMINATION, MEASUREMENT, PREDICTIONS, PRESSURE, SALINITY, VELOCITY, TEMPERATURE, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, CORIOLIS EFFECT, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE