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  • Eddies and friction : removal of vorticity from the wind-driven gyre 

    Fox-Kemper, Baylor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2003-06)
    Inertial terms dominate the single-gyre ocean model and prevent western-intensification when the viscosity is small. This occurs long before the oceanically-appropriate parameter range. It is demonstrated here that the ...
  • Mechanisms of turbulent mixing in the Continental Shelf bottom boundary layer 

    Shaw, William J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-09)
    The bottom boundary layer is an important dynamical region of shallow water flows. In this thesis, the problem of turbulent mixing in the coastal bottom boundary layer is investigated with a unique set of field measurements ...
  • Observations and models of inertial waves in the deep ocean 

    Fu, Lee-Lueng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-02)
    The structure of the inertial peak in deep ocean kinetic energy spectra is studied here. Records were obtained from Polymode arrays deployed in the Western North Atlantic Ocean (40°W to 70°W, 15°N to 42°N). The results ...
  • A study of the velocity structure in a marine boundary layer : instrumentation and observations 

    Tochko, John Steven (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1978-02)
    The design and operation of a unique flow measuring instrument for bottom boundary layer studies in the marine environment is documented. The effectiveness of the instrument in acquiring data with which models of near ...