Accession Number : ADA296677

Title :   A Study of the Large Scale Circulation and Water Mass Formation in the Nordic Seas and Arctic Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Mauritzen, Cecilie

PDF Url : ADA296677

Report Date : FEB 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : In this thesis, production of dense water that feeds the dense overflows across the Greenland-Scotland Ridge has been considered. A new circulation scheme is developed which is consistent with the water masses, currents and air-sea fluxes in the region, and with the important observation that the dense overflows show little or no seasonal or interannual variability. An inverse box model has been constructed that shows that the new circulation scheme is consistent with conservation statements for mass, heat and salt as well. (MM)

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *ARCTIC OCEAN, VELOCITY, HEAT TRANSFER, DENSITY, THESES, MASS FLOW, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, SALINITY, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, HEAT FLUX, BARENTS SEA, NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, WATER MASSES, OCEAN RIDGES, GREENLAND SEA, ICELAND.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE