The evolution of upper ocean thermal structure at 10°N, 125°W during 1997-1998

dc.contributor.author Farrar, J. Thomas
dc.coverage.spatial 10°N, 125°W
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-01T18:06:48Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-01T18:06:48Z
dc.date.issued 2003-09
dc.description Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution September 2003 en
dc.description.abstract In this thesis I have endeavored to determine the factors and physical processes that controlled SST and thermocline depth at 10°N, 125°W during the Pan American Climate Study (PACS) field program. Analysis based on the PACS data set, TOPEX/Poseidon sea surface height data, European Remote Sensing satellite wind data, and model simulations and experiments reveals that the dominant mechanisms affecting the thermocline depth and SST at the mooring site during the measurement period were local surface fluxes, Ekman pumping, and vertical mixing associated with enhancement of the vertical shear by strong near-inertial waves in the upper ocean superimposed upon intra-seasonal baroclinic Rossby waves and the large scale zonal flow. en
dc.description.sponsorship This work was funded under NOAA Grant NA17RJ1223 and I also gratefully acknowledge receipt of an MIT Presidential Fellowship in 2000-2001. en
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dc.identifier.citation Farrar, J. T. (2003). The evolution of upper ocean thermal structure at 10°N, 125°W during 1997-1998 [Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution]. Woods Hole Open Access Server. https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/2270
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/2270
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1912/2270
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Theses en
dc.subject Thermoclines en_US
dc.subject Ocean-atmosphere interaction en_US
dc.subject Roger Revelle (Ship) Cruise Genesis 4 en_US
dc.subject Thomas G. Thompson (Ship) Cruise TN73 en_US
dc.subject Melville (Ship) Cruise PACS03MV en_US
dc.title The evolution of upper ocean thermal structure at 10°N, 125°W during 1997-1998 en
dc.type Thesis en
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