Temporal, spatial and pulse instabilities of the Gulf Stream
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.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 1996
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