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