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    • Model initialization in a tidally energetic regime : a dynamically adjusted objective analysis 

      Aretxabaleta, Alfredo L.; Smith, Keston W.; McGillicuddy, Dennis J.; Ballabrera-Poy, Joaquim (2011-01-24)
      A simple improvement to objective analysis of hydrographic data is proposed to eliminate spatial aliasing e ects in tidally energetic regions. The proposed method consists of the evaluation of anomalies from observations ...
    • A model of a Mediterranean salt lens in external shear 

      Walsh, David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-04)
      A pair of simple models representing the interaction of a continuously stratified f-plane quasigeostrophic lens with a uniform external shear flow is examined. The study is motivated by the desire to understand the ...
    • A model of multiple zonal jets in the oceans : dynamical and kinematical analysis 

      Berloff, Pavel S.; Kamenkovich, Igor V.; Pedlosky, Joseph (American Meteorological Society, 2009-11)
      Multiple alternating zonal jets observed in the ocean are studied with an idealized quasigeostrophic zonal-channel model, with the supercritical, zonal background flow imposed. Both eastward and westward background flows ...
    • Model of PAH and PCB bioaccumulation in Mya arenaria and application for site assessment in conjunction with sediment quality screening criteria 

      Levine, Rachel H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-06)
      A review of six methods for deriving sediment quality criteria SQC was conducted. Each approach was analyzed according to cost, difficulty, applicability and reliability. Results of this analysis led to the recommendation ...
    • A model of the Arctic Ocean carbon cycle 

      Manizza, Manfredi; Follows, Michael J.; Dutkiewicz, Stephanie; Menemenlis, Dimitris; McClelland, James W.; Hill, C. N.; Peterson, Bruce J.; Key, Robert M. (American Geophysical Union, 2011-12-15)
      A three dimensional model of Arctic Ocean circulation and mixing, with a horizontal resolution of 18 km, is overlain by a biogeochemical model resolving the physical, chemical and biological transport and transformations ...
    • A model of the equatorial deep jets and the role of the horizontal Coriolis parameter 

      Zhang, Xiaoming (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1991-01)
      This thesis reviews observational and theoretical work on the equatorial deep jets and work related to the study of the role of the horizontal Coriolis parameter. Most existing analytical models interpret the equatorial ...
    • A model of the temporal and spatial distribution of carbon monoxide in the mixed layer 

      Kettle, A. James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-06)
      A field experiment demonstrated the presence of a diurnal cycle in the concentration of carbon monoxide ([CO]) in the upper ocean at the BATS site. A series of laboratory experiments and numerical simulations were carried ...
    • Model simulations of the Bay of Fundy Gyre : 1. Climatological results 

      Aretxabaleta, Alfredo L.; McGillicuddy, Dennis J.; Smith, Keston W.; Lynch, Daniel R. (American Geophysical Union, 2008-10-29)
      The characteristics of a persistent gyre in the mouth of the Bay of Fundy are studied using model simulations. A set of climatological runs are conducted to evaluate the relative importance of the different forcing mechanisms ...
    • Model simulations of the Bay of Fundy Gyre : 2. Hindcasts for 2005–2007 reveal interannual variability in retentiveness 

      Aretxabaleta, Alfredo L.; McGillicuddy, Dennis J.; Smith, Keston W.; Manning, James P.; Lynch, Daniel R. (American Geophysical Union, 2009-09-03)
      A persistent gyre at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy results from a combination of tidal rectification and buoyancy forcing. Here we assess recent interannual variability in the strength of the gyre using data assimilative ...
    • Model-data comparisons of shear waves in the nearshore 

      Noyes, T. James; Guza, R. T.; Feddersen, Falk; Elgar, Steve; Herbers, T. H. C. (American Geophysical Union, 2005-05-27)
      Observations of shear waves, alongshore propagating meanders of the mean alongshore current with periods of a few minutes and alongshore wavelengths of a few hundred meters, are compared with model predictions based on ...
    • A model-dye comparison experiment in the tidal mixing front zone on the southern flank of Georges Bank 

      Chen, Changsheng; Xu, Qichun; Houghton, Robert; Beardsley, Robert C. (American Geophysical Union, 2008-02-09)
      A process-oriented model-dye comparison experiment was conducted to examine the ability of a numerical ocean model to simulate the observed movement of dye across the tidal mixing front on the southern flank of Georges ...
    • Modeled alongshore circulation and force balances onshore of a submarine canyon 

      Hansen, Jeff E.; Raubenheimer, Britt; List, Jeffrey H.; Elgar, Steve (John Wiley & Sons, 2015-03-23)
      Alongshore force balances, including the role of nonlinear advection, in the shoaling and surf zones onshore of a submarine canyon are investigated using a numerical modeling system (Delft3D/SWAN). The model is calibrated ...
    • Modeling a 300 kHz bathymetric sonar system 

      Malmquist, Kenneth A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-09)
      The Deep Submergence Laboratory has developed a family of calibrated high frequency bathymetric sonar systems for underwater survey. It is useful to have a detailed mathematical description of these systems to assist in ...
    • Modeling acoustic propagation of airgun array pulses recorded on tagged sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) 

      DeRuiter, Stacy L.; Tyack, Peter L.; Lin, Ying-Tsong; Newhall, Arthur E.; Lynch, James F.; Miller, Patrick J. O. (Acoustical Society of America, 2006-12)
      In 2002 and 2003, tagged sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) were experimentally exposed to airgun pulses in the Gulf of Mexico, with the tags providing acoustic recordings at measured ranges and depths. Ray trace and ...
    • Modeling and analysis of internal-tide generation and beamlike onshore propagation in the vicinity of shelfbreak canyons 

      Zhang, Weifeng G.; Duda, Timothy F.; Udovydchenkov, Ilya A. (American Meteorological Society, 2014-03)
      A hydrostatic numerical model with alongshore-uniform barotropic M2 tidal boundary forcing and idealized shelfbreak canyon bathymetries is used to study internal-tide generation and onshore propagation. A control simulation ...
    • Modeling and control of an autonomous underwater vehicle with combined foil/thruster actuators 

      Jakuba, Michael V. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2003-02)
      The Sentry AUV represents a radical departure from conventional AUV design, particularly with respect to actuation. The vehicle's combined foil/thruster actuators have the potential to produce a vehicle both maneuverable ...
    • Modeling and frequency tracking of marine mammal whistle calls 

      Severson, Jared (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2009-02)
      Marine mammal whistle calls present an attractive medium for covert underwater communications. High quality models of the whistle calls are needed in order to synthesize natural-sounding whistles with embedded information. ...
    • Modeling comprehensive chemical composition of weathered oil following a marine spill to predict ozone and potential secondary aerosol formation and constrain transport pathways 

      Drozd, Greg T.; Worton, David R.; Aeppli, Christoph; Reddy, Christopher M.; Zhang, Haofei; Variano, Evan; Goldstein, Allen H. (John Wiley & Sons, 2015-11-09)
      Releases of hydrocarbons from oil spills have large environmental impacts in both the ocean and atmosphere. Oil evaporation is not simply a mechanism of mass loss from the ocean, as it also causes production of atmospheric ...
    • Modeling convection in the Greenland Sea 

      Bhushan, Vikas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-09)
      A detailed examination of the development of a deep convection event observed in the Greenland Sea in 1988-89 is carried out through a combination of modeling, scale estimates, and data analysis. We develop a prognostic ...
    • Modeling coupled biogeochemical cycles 

      Rastetter, Edward B. (Ecological Society of America, 2011-02)
      Organisms require about 30 essential elements to sustain life. The cycles of these elements are coupled to one another through the specific physiological requirements of the organisms. Here, I contrast several approaches ...