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dc.contributor.authorNi, Bingjian  Concept link
dc.coverage.spatialGulf Stream
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-07T21:24:44Z
dc.date.available2013-01-07T21:24:44Z
dc.date.issued1996-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/5694
dc.descriptionSubmitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 1996en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis addresses the issue, "Which approach to instabilities-temporal, spatial or pulse theory- is the most appropriate model for the Gulf Stream?" I also address the question of how the observations might be compared to theory. This thesis consists of two closely related parts: analytical studies that compare the three types of instability using the same realistic velocity and topography profiles; and numerical modeling that uses a continuous forcing function to examine the three types of theory in the direct context of the Gulf Stream.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMy first three years in the Joint Program were supported by the National Science Foundation under grant OCE-9011066 and last two and half years under NSF grant OCE-9314140.en_US
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dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Thesesen_US
dc.subjectOcean currentsen_US
dc.titleTemporal, spatial and pulse instabilities of the Gulf Streamen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/5694


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