Accession Number : ADA299592

Title :   A Process Oriented Study of Shallow Convection in Polar Oceans.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 93-30 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ

Personal Author(s) : Smith, David C., IV

PDF Url : ADA299592

Report Date : 30 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The objectives of this study are to obtain a better understanding of shallow ocean circulations beneath leads in sea ice associated with ice formation and brine rejection. We would also like to access the role of under ice boundary layer turbulence in mixing away the signature of haline convection beneath leads.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *SEA ICE, POLAR REGIONS, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, ICE FORMATION, FLOW FIELDS, HYDROSTATICS, CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER), MIXED LAYER(MARINE), OCEAN MODELS, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), SHALLOW DEPTH, UNDERICE.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE