Accession Number : ADA307036

Title :   Mixing in the Upper Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 93-31 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : VICTORIA UNIV (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Personal Author(s) : Yamazaki, Hidekatsu

PDF Url : ADA307036

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A turbulent mixing layer, presumed to be caused by strong shear due to inertial waves, was observed from the research submarine USS Dolphin. As a consequence of the mixing, a density flux was set up. Although inertial waves exhibit motion on a much larger scale than turbulence, the horizontal extent of the waves has a limit. Therefore, a gravitational imbalance between the turbulent layer and the outside is expected. Data indicated that the gravitational imbalance created an intrusion, at the head of which high wavenumber internal waves were observed.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN WAVES, *MIXED LAYER(MARINE), CANADA, TURBULENCE, TURBULENT FLOW, ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, JAPAN, GRAVITY, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, INTERNAL WAVES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE