Accession Number : ADA192330

Title :   An Analysis of Horizontal Temperature Gradients and Heat Content in the Mixed Layer and the Surface Forcing during PATCHEX.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Murray, John J

PDF Url : ADA192330

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : This study is an analysis of high resolution measurements taken during the PATCHEX experiment. PATCHEX was designed to study shear related mixing in the upper thermocline. As a participant in the study, the R/V POINT SUR's contribution was to survey an 8 kilometer square area centered on the R/P FLIP which was moored at 34 N127 W. The survey which was conducted from 4-16 November 1986, gathered high resolution CTD, microconductivity and current velocity data to allow a detailed analysis of the small scale dynamics and thermohaline structure of the site. This thesis examined a subset of the R/V POINT SUR structure, surface fluxes and heat content of the upper 120 meters at the PATCHEX site. Keywords: PATCHEX, Surface forcing, Mixed layer heat content horizontal temperature gradient, Theses.

Descriptors :   *THERMOCLINES, *MIXED LAYER(MARINE), DYNAMICS, HIGH RESOLUTION, HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION, LAYERS, MEASUREMENT, MIXING, SALINITY, SHEAR PROPERTIES, SURFACES, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, THESES, VELOCITY, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE