Accession Number : ADA323844

Title :   Temporal, Spatial and Pulse Instabilities of the Gulf Stream.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Ni, Bingjian

PDF Url : ADA323844

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 210

Abstract : This thesis addresses the issue, 'Which approach to instabilities - temporal, spatial or pulse theory - is the most appropriate model for the Gulf Stream?' I also address the question of how the observations might be compared to theory. This thesis consists of two closely related parts: analytical studies that compare the three types of instability using the same realistic velocity and topography profiles; and numerical modeling that uses a continuous forcing function to examine the three types of theory in the direct context of the Gulf Stream.

Descriptors :   *GULF STREAM, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, THESES, OCEAN MODELS, INSTABILITY, IMPULSE LOADING.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE