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    • 1979 summer study program in geophysical fluid dynamics : the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution : notes on polar oceanography 

      Stern, Melvin E.; Mellor, Florence K. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1979-11)
      The emphasis in this year's GFD program has been somewhat different from the past. We have tried to expose a theoretically oriented audience to the new body of observations pertaining to the Arctic and Antarctic ...
    • 1989 summer study program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics : general circulation of the oceans 

      Steering Committee; Ewing-DeRemer, Barbara (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1989-11)
      The success of this summer's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program owes much to Myrl Hendershott's excellent and engaging survey of the Oceans General Circulation, including recent developments In the Theory of Recirculation ...
    • A 2 1/2 dimensional thermohaline circulation model with boundary mixing 

      Ru, Hua (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2000-04)
      A simple quasi-two dimensional dynamical model of Thermohaline circulation (THC) is developed, assuming that the mixing only occurs near western and eastern boundary layers. When the surface density is prescribed, the ...
    • 2007 program of studies : boundary layers 

      Cenedese, Claudia; Whitehead, John A.; Pedlosky, Joseph; Lentz, Steven J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2008-06)
      The topic of the Principal Lectures for the forty-ninth year of the program was “Boundary Layers”. The subject centers around those problems in which the boundary conditions lead to a large gradient near the boundary. ...
    • 2008 program of studies : perspectives and challenges in GFD 

      Balmforth, Neil J.; Veronis, George (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2009-03)
      The GFD Program in 2008 ran with a special theme, in view of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the program. The first two weeks of Principal Lectures dealt with "Perspectives and Challenges" of the subject, and ...
    • 2009 program of studies : nonlinear waves 

      Buhler, Oliver; Helfrich, Karl R. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2010-01)
      The fiftieth year of the program was dedicated to Nonlinear Waves, a topic with many applications in geophysical fluid dynamics. The principal lectures were given jointly by Roger Grimshaw and Harvey Segur and between ...
    • 2010 program of study : swirling and swimming in turbulence 

      Balmforth, Neil J.; Thiffeault, Jean-Luc (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-06)
      Swirling and Swimming in Turbulence was the theme at the 2010 GFD Program. Professors Glenn Flierl (M.I.T.), Antonello Provenzale (ISAC-CNR, Turin) and Jean-Luc Thiffeault (University of Wisconsin) were the principal ...
    • 2011 program of study : shear turbulence : onset and structure 

      Lebovitz, Norman; Morrison, Philip (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-08)
      The theme for the Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics for the summer of 2011 was Shear Turbulence: onset and structure. Ten days of principal lectures by FabianWale e and Rich Kerswell began the summer, and a large ...
    • Abrupt changes in deep Atlantic circulation during the transition to full glacial conditions 

      Thornalley, David J. R.; Barker, Stephen; Becker, Julia; Hall, Ian R.; Knorr, Gregor (John Wiley & Sons, 2013-05-30)
      Six Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) sites, in the Northwest Atlantic have been used to investigate kinematic and chemical changes in the “Western Boundary Undercurrent” (WBUC) during the development of full glacial conditions ...
    • Abrupt transitions and hysteresis in thermohaline laboratory models 

      Whitehead, John A. (American Meteorological Society, 2009-05)
      As a driving parameter is slowly altered, thermohaline ocean circulation models show either a smooth evolution of a mode of flow or an abrupt transition of temperature and salinity fields from one mode to another. An abrupt ...
    • Acoustic travel time perturbations due to an internal tide and internal wave field in the Barents Sea 

      Ray, Douglas S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-08)
      Travel time perturbations of adiabatic normal modes due to an internal tide and internal mode field in the Barents Sea are examined. A formalism for the travel time perturbation due to a change in sound speed is presented. ...
    • Adaptive error estimation in linearized ocean general circulation models 

      Chechelnitsky, Michael Y. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-06)
      Data assimilation methods, such as the Kalman filter, are routinely used in oceanography. The statistics of the model and measurement errors need to be specified a priori. In this study we address the problem of estimating ...
    • Annual and semiannual cycle of equatorial Atlantic circulation associated with basin-mode resonance 

      Brandt, Peter; Claus, Martin; Greatbatch, Richard; Kopte, Robert; Toole, John M.; Johns, William E.; Böning, Claus W. (American Meteorological Society, 2016-10-05)
      Seasonal variability of the tropical Atlantic circulation is dominated by the annual cycle, but semiannual variability is also pronounced, despite weak forcing at that period. This study uses multiyear, full-depth velocity ...
    • Application of an inverse model in the community modeling effort results 

      Zhang, Huai-Min (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1995-02)
      Inverse modeling activities in oceanography have recently been intensified, aided by the oncoming observational data stream of WOCE and the advance of computer power. However, interpretations of inverse model results ...
    • Arctic Ocean circulation in an idealized numerical model 

      Sugimura, Peter Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2008-09)
      The mid-to-deep Arctic Ocean is generally characterized by a cyclonic circulation, contained along shelves and ridges. Here we analyze the general Arctic circulation using an idealized numerical model consisting of a ...
    • Atlantic Ocean circulation at the Last Glacial Maximum : inferences from data and models 

      Dail, Holly J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-09)
      This thesis focuses on ocean circulation and atmospheric forcing in the Atlantic Ocean at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, 18-21 thousand years before present). Relative to the pre-industrial climate, LGM atmospheric CO2 ...
    • Baroclinic vortices over a sloping bottom 

      LaCasce, Joseph H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-09)
      Nonlinear quasigeostrophic flows in two layers over a topographic slope are considered. The evolution depends on the size of two parameters which indicate the degree of nonlinearity at depth. The first measures the ...
    • A bibliography of physical, chemical, and biological studies of rings in the world's oceans 

      Olson, Donald B.; Wiebe, Peter H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1983)
      This bibliography marks the end of several years of sporadic attempts to put together a set of references on rings. The scope of the effort encompasses the chemistry, biology, and physics of the long-lived, coherent ...
    • Bottom currents and abyssal sedimentation processes south of Iceland 

      Shor, Alexander N. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1979-10)
      An investigation was carried out to observe the geologic effects of steady bottom currents on sediments of East Katla Ridge on the southern insular rise of Iceland. Near-bottom southwest to west-flowing currents exceeded ...
    • Buoyancy-driven circulation in the Red Sea 

      Zhai, Ping (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2014-09)
      This thesis explores the buoyancy-driven circulation in the Red Sea, using a combination of observations, as well as numerical modeling and analytical method. The first part of the thesis investigates the formation ...