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dc.contributor.authorFarrar, J. Thomas  Concept link
dc.coverage.spatial10°N, 125°W
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-01T18:06:48Z
dc.date.available2008-07-01T18:06:48Z
dc.date.issued2003-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/2270
dc.descriptionSubmitted 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 2003en
dc.description.abstractIn 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.sponsorshipThis 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.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Thesesen
dc.subjectThermoclinesen_US
dc.subjectOcean-atmosphere interactionen_US
dc.subjectRoger Revelle (Ship) Cruise Genesis 4en_US
dc.subjectThomas G. Thompson (Ship) Cruise TN73en_US
dc.subjectMelville (Ship) Cruise PACS03MVen_US
dc.titleThe evolution of upper ocean thermal structure at 10°N, 125°W during 1997-1998en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/2270


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