Accession Number : ADA304864

Title :   Convection and Internal Waves in a Stably Stratified Shear Flow,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS COUPLED DYNAMIC PROCESSES SECTION

Personal Author(s) : Gallacher, Patrick C. ; Wijesekera, Hemantha W.

PDF Url : ADA304864

Report Date : JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Wijesekera and Dillon hypothesized that internal gravity waves could be generated just below the upper ocean mixed layer as a result of convective plumes in the mixed layer. Furthermore they demonstrated that these waves could propagate downward and generate the secondary mixing events that are seen in the equatorial thermocline. We have designed a series of Large Eddy Simulations to test this hypothesis.

Descriptors :   *CONVECTION, *EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS), *MIXED LAYER(MARINE), COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, EQUATORIAL REGIONS, HYPOTHESES, PLUMES, STRATIFICATION, INTERNAL WAVES, THERMOCLINES, SHEAR FLOW, GRAVITY WAVES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE