Accession Number : ADA315907

Title :   The Effect of Langmuir Circulation on the Surface Boundary Layer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 90-30 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Weller, Robert A. ; Plueddemann, Albert J.

PDF Url : ADA315907

Report Date : 27 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The objectives of the effort were to improve our understanding of the dynamics of Langmuir circulation, to examine its role in controlling the vertical fluxes of heat and momentum which determine the mean vertical structure of the upper ocean, and to make progress toward incorporating the effect of Langmuir circulation in models predicting how the ocean responds to atmospheric forcing.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *OCEAN SURFACE, OCEAN WAVES, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, FLOW FIELDS, MIXED LAYER(MARINE), AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, HEAT FLUX, OCEAN MODELS, WIND STRESS, BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW, MOMENTUM TRANSFER.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE