Accession Number : ADA327549

Title :   Stochastic Forcing of Quasi-Geostrophic Eddies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Muller, Peter

PDF Url : ADA327549

Report Date : 20 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The overall objective of this project was to understand to what extent the low frequency variability in the ocean is due to stochastic atmospheric forcing. Specifically, the project aimed at: (1) confirming the notion that most of the large scale barotropic quasi-geostrophic eddy field in the deep ocean away from unstable mean currents is stochastically forced by fluctuations in the atmospheric wind stress, and (2) exploring the extent to which the low frequency variability found in coupled ocean atmosphere general circulation models is stochastically forced.

Descriptors :   *EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS), *GEOSTROPHIC CURRENTS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, GREENS FUNCTIONS, OCEAN MODELS, WIND STRESS, DEEP OCEANS, CORIOLIS EFFECT.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE