Accession Number : ADA328335

Title :   Algorithm for Computing Monthly Averaged Inflow of Atlantic Water to the Norwegian Sea.

Corporate Author : NORWEGIAN HYDROTECHNICAL LAB TRONDHEIM (NORWAY)

Personal Author(s) : McClimans, T. A.

PDF Url : ADA328335

Report Date : 27 JAN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Monthly averaged inflows of Atlantic Water to the Norwegian Sea from September 1982 to August l984 are estimated from sea level measurements at Harstad in Northern Norway. An algorithm calibrated to direct measurements at Stad to the south, taking into account air pressure and wind, reproduces nine months of field measurements at Shetland to within a standard deviation of 15 %. Based on indices from newer data and numerical modeling, it is concluded that annual seasonal variability may well be influenced by hemispherical thermodynamical driving, but monthly variability is driven primarily by dynamical processes that modulate the sea level in the NE Atlantic.

Descriptors :   *MASS TRANSFER, *ATLANTIC OCEAN, *NORWEGIAN SEA, *SEA LEVEL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, MEASUREMENT, WATER FLOW, COMPUTATIONS, DYNAMICS, THERMODYNAMICS, WIND, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, FIELD TESTS, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, NORWAY, SEA WATER, AIR PRESSURE.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE