Summer study program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics : baroclinic instability and ocean fronts


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dc.contributor.author Stern, Melvin E.
dc.contributor.author Mellor, Florence K.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-12T14:53:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-12T14:53:54Z
dc.date.issued 1983-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/2915
dc.description.abstract "Baroclinic instability as the largest scale of motion participating in the cross frontal oceanic transport process" was the theme of the 25th summer program at G.F.D. Killworth (Cambridge University) reviewed classical baroclinic instability theory, leading up to recent studies in which the distinctive structure of an ocean front is included. Finite amplitude baroclinic instability in the classical model was discussed by Pedlosky (WHOI). Laboratory experiments on baroclinic frontal theory was surveyed by Griffiths (Australian National University). The different kinds of oceanic fronts were surveyed by Joyce (WHOI), and additional observations were supplied by several of the invited staff. The smallest scales of motion relevant to the cross-frontal transfer problem were discussed from the oceanic standpoint by Osborn (Naval Postgraduate School) and from the point of view of laboratory experiments by Ruddick (Dalhousie University), among others. en
dc.description.sponsorship Office of Naval Research under Contract NO0014 -82-G-00 79 and the National Science Foundation under Grant MCS-82-00450. Partial support ackmowledged from the Office of Naval Research Contract N00014-76-C-0197; NR 083-400. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-83-41 en
dc.subject Baroclinicity en
dc.subject Ocean currents en
dc.title Summer study program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics : baroclinic instability and ocean fronts en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/2915

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