Vorticity measurements within the bottom boundary layer in the Strait of Juan De Fuca
Fredericks, Janet J.
Trowbridge, John H.
Williams, Albert J.
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LocationStrait of Juan De Fuca
KeywordVorticity; Electromagnetic fluctuations; Bottom boundary layer; Turbulent fluctuation; Thomas G. Thompson (Ship) Cruise
Electromagnetic fluctuations and turbulent vorticity fluctuations were measured over a nine month period in the strong tidal flows of the Strait of Juan De Fuca off the coast of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. A collaborative experiment was designed to test the hypothesis that electromagnetic fluctuations at the sea floor are forced by turbulent vorticity fluctuations in the bottom boundary layer. This report describes the measurement of turbulent vorticity fluctuations and the associated analysis which focuses on testing existing theoretical predictions for the inertial subrange and on characterizing spectra at frequencies below the inertial subrange.
Suggested CitationTechnical Report: Fredericks, Janet J., Trowbridge, John H., Williams, Albert J., "Vorticity measurements within the bottom boundary layer in the Strait of Juan De Fuca", 1998-07, DOI:10.1575/1912/321, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/321
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