Accession Number : ADA298939

Title :   Mixed-Layer Parameterizations in Models of the Indian Ocean Circulation,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA ST PETERSBURG DEPT OF MARINE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Luther, Mark E.

PDF Url : ADA298939

Report Date : FEB 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The primary objective of this research is to implement and test improved mixed layer parameterizations in a layered numerical model of the Indian Ocean circulation. This will allow inclusion of thermodynamic forcing as well as wind stress forcing of the model circulation in order to understand the variability and complicated mixed-layer physics observed in the real Indian Ocean and to develop an optimum formulation for mixed layer physics in layered ocean models. Although these efforts are focused on the Indian Ocean, the formulation developed here can be extended to other areas of the world ocean. (SEE OBJECTIVES UNDER RESEARCH ABSTRACT ON PG 2. AN)

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *MIXED LAYER(MARINE), *OCEAN MODELS, *INDIAN OCEAN, PRESSURE GRADIENTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, OCEAN SURFACE, REAL TIME, PARAMETERS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, BATHYMETRY, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, WIND VELOCITY, MARINE CLIMATOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, HUMIDITY, WIND STRESS, ABNORMALITIES, THERMOCLINES, OCEAN BASINS, ARABIAN SEA.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE