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dc.contributor.authorKatrein, Jody M.  Concept link
dc.coverage.spatialGeorges Bank
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-24T13:51:19Z
dc.date.available2010-05-24T13:51:19Z
dc.date.issued2001-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/3492
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 2001en_US
dc.description.abstractAs part of Phase III of the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank program, drogued drifters and dye tracer were released into the pycnocline on the southern flank of Georges Bank to measure advective and diffusive transport relative to the tidal mixing front in May 1999. Potential density measurements placed the tidal mixing front around the 50-55 m isobath on the southern flank. Drogued drifter movement relative to the front was on the order of the drifter's slip velocity and therefore did not support the existence of a mean, advective flow. No movement relative to the front of the dye patch center of mass also indicated a lack of advective flow. Diffusive transport did occur as the dye patch spread laterally both toward and away from the front much as would be predicted by the diffusion relationship of Okubo (1971), who summarized diffusion experiments in the surface ocean. The dye did not spread symmetrically, but was rather elongated along the isobaths. This can be attributed to vertical shear in the along-isobath current that was measured by the shipboard ADCP.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe National Science Foundation (Grant #OCE9806498) sponsored the data collection described within. The United States Navy funded the author's participation in this thesis project.en_US
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dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Thesesen_US
dc.subjectGlobal Ocean Ecosystems Dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectOcean circulationen_US
dc.subjectEndeavor (Ship: 1976-) Cruise EN323en_US
dc.subjectEndeavor (Ship: 1976-) Cruise EN324en_US
dc.titleEvaluation of transport relative to the tidal mixing front on southern Georges Banken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/3492


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