Accession Number : ADP001043

Title :   The Propagation of a Cold-Dome Meander: A Conceptual Model,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION MIAMI FLA ATLANTIC OCEANOGRAPHIC AND METEOROLOGICAL LABS

Personal Author(s) : Chew,Frank ; Bane,John M. , Jr. ; Brooks,David A.

Report Date : APR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The Model makes two assumptions. First we assume the cold water giving form to the dome is not trapped within the dome. We envisage a systematic vertical mass exchange: upwelling mass in the forward region replacing downwelling mass in the rear. Second, to attain the observed vertical coherence of the meander we assume the warm water overlying the dome to shrink or stretch in direct opposition to the stretching or shrinking within the dome. The model provides a new perspective, and the encouraging agreement found suggests that further study of the model could yield new insights into the dynamics of meandering.

Descriptors :   *Gulf Stream, Temperature, Gradients, Variations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE