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dc.contributor.authorWarren, Bruce A.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-24T18:49:16Z
dc.date.available2018-09-24T18:49:16Z
dc.date.issued1978-04
dc.identifier.citationWarren, B. A. (1978). Shapes of deep density-depth curves. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/10592
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/10592
dc.descriptionAlso published as: Journal of Physical Oceanography, Vol. 7, No. 3, May 1977, pp. 338-344en_US
dc.description.abstractDeep density-depth curves often show faint curvature reversals, stability maxima, etc. Relationships between these features and the field of motion are explored here, in reference to the South Paclfic, for interior regions and western boundary currents. For the former, an assumed balalnce between vertical advection and vertical diffusion of density implies downward movement where there is positive curvature in the density-depth curve, in association with equatorward flow of the bottom water; it is argued that such flow is a likely feature of the interaction between a stratified deep western boundary current and a stratified interior. Illustrative (though somewhat unrealistic) analytical examples are given. In the western boundary region it is the difference between local and interior densities which seems to be related to details of the velocity distribution, but only in special (and unlikely) circumstances is there a correspondence across the boundary region between the shape of the perturbation. density-depth curve and the motion field. Some comments are made concerning the implications for the interpretation of hydrographic data.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPrepared for the Office of Naval Research under Contract N00014-74-C-0262; NR 083-004.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-78-8en_US
dc.subjectCurvesen_US
dc.titleShapes of deep density-depth curvesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/10592


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