Accession Number : ADA193997

Title :   A Method for Determining Absolute Velocities from Hydrographic Data: The Numerical Code,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Peggion, G

PDF Url : ADA193997

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The numerical procedure associated with the inverse method of Peggion (1987) is described. The model equations are formulated on a spherical-shell coordinate system. The method is applied to a limited area of the basin of the Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian Sea, using climatological and historical data from the Generalized Digital Environmental Model (GDEM), of the Naval Oceanographic Office, Washington D.C. Keywords: Absolute velocity; Bathymetry; Ocean current velocities; Ocean models; Numerical analysis; Oceanographic fronts; Seasonal variations.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, BATHYMETRY, CODING, DIGITAL SIMULATION, ENVIRONMENTS, EQUATIONS, FRONTS(OCEANOGRAPHY), HYDROGRAPHY, INVERSION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MODELS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, OCEAN MODELS, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, VELOCITY, DETERMINATION, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, GREENLAND SEA, NORWEGIAN SEA, ICELAND

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE