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  • deMartin, Brian J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-02)
    Oceanic spreading centers are sites of magmatic, tectonic, and hydrothermal processes. In this thesis I present experimental and seismological constraints on the evolution of these complex regions of focused crustal ...
  • Gurley, John V. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-09)
    Acoustical backscattering from randomly rough infinitely long elastic cylinders surrounded by a fluid medium is examined. The cylinder radius is allowed to vary along its lengthwise axis creating one-dimensional rotationally ...
  • Krawczynski, Michael J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-09)
    Melting and crystallization processes on the Earth and Moon are explored in this thesis, and the topics of melt generation, transport, and crystallization are discussed in three distinct geologic environments: the Moon's ...
  • Bohlen, Walter Franklin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1969-08)
    A series of laboratory experiments were performed to ascertain the extent and manner of turbulence modification induced by low concentration suspended loads of near neutral buoyancy. Hot-wire measurements of the fluid ...
  • Lamarre, Eric (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-05)
    Breaking waves charge the surface layer of the ocean with small air bubbles which play an important role in air-sea gas transfer and in underwater acoustics near the ocean surface. This work reports on a series of ...
  • Cacchione, David A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1970-09)
    A series of laboratory experiments were conducted in a glass wave tank to investigate the propagation of internal gravity waves up a sloping bottom in a fluid with constant Brunt-Vaisala frequency. Measurements of the ...
  • Ohiwa, Mitchihiro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2002-09)
    Mixing induced by gravity currents on a sloping bottom was studied through laboratory experiments in a rotating fluid. The dense fluid on the sloping bottom formed a gravity current that could be in regimes where the ...
  • Knowles, James H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-09)
    Propeller dynamics have typically been ignored in controller design, lumped into the category of 'unmodeled dynamics.' This is acceptable for propellers operating at constant speed in relatively uniform flows. Operational ...
  • Ingram, Richard Grant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1971-08)
    An experimental investigation of the different flow regimes in a rotating source-sink annulus is described. Both the steady and transient velocities are measured over a large range of Ekman Reynolds number and Rossby number. ...
  • Saenz, James P. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2010-06)
    Lipids have a legacy in the geologic record extending back to the Archaean. Since the phylogenetic diversity of life is reflected in the structural diversity of biomolecules, lipid biomarkers that are shown to be diagnostic ...
  • Streitlien, Knut (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-09)
    Vortex control is a new paradigm in fluid mechanics, with applications to propulsion and wake reduction. A heaving and pitching hydrofoil placed in a flow with an array of oncoming vortices can achieve a very high ...
  • Cho, Walter W. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2008-09)
    The mechanisms of faunal dispersal across ocean basins are key unknowns toward understanding of the modern biogeography and biodiversity of deep-sea fauna. Seamounts are considered to play a defining role in faunal ...
  • Berg, Allison M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2006-09)
    This thesis explores the feasibility of making wind speed measurements from an oceanographic buoy using a Doppler sodar. In the fall of 2005, we deployed a Scintec SFAS sodar on an ASIS buoy. Roughly one week of buoy ...
  • Collie, Jeremy S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1985-09)
    As part of the Georges Bank Benthic Infauna Monitoring Program, size-frequency analysis was used to study the life history and production of three benthic amphipod species: Ampelisca agassizi, Unciola inermis and Ericthonius ...
  • Hart, Constance A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-01)
    Concern about skewed sex ratios and female-female pairings among endangered roseate terns (Sterna dougallii) on Bird Island in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts prompted studies with common terns from the same site as a surrogate ...
  • Gorman, Geoffrey A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-09)
    The ocean depths provide an ever changing and complex imaging environment. As scientists and researches strive to document and study more remote and optically challenging areas, specifically scatter-limited environments. ...
  • Tarrell, Alvin E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-09)
    Saltwater marshes and wetlands are important buffers at the land-sea interface. Among the most biologically active ecosystems on Earth, natural and man-made wetlands are important interceptors of pollutants and nutrients ...
  • Link, Shmuel G. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-06)
    Throughout this thesis we will discuss the theoretical background and empirical observation of a swell band shore normal flux divergence reversal. Specifically, we will demonstrate the existence and persistence of the ...
  • Draut, Amy E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2003-06)
    This thesis examines the evolution of a mud-dominated coastal sedimentary system on multiple time scales. Fine-grained systems exhibit different properties and behavior from sandy coasts, and have received relatively ...
  • Hendricks, Peter J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1977-01)
    Millimeter scale fluctuations in refractive index recorded with a freely sinking shadowgraph system are correlated with finestructure profiles of temperature, salinity and density and compared to models of ocean turbulence. ...

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