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    • Diurnal restratification events in the southeast Pacific trade wind regime 

      Weller, Robert A.; Majumder, Sudip; Tandon, Amit (American Meteorological Society, 2014-09)
      This paper describes the occurrence of diurnal restratification events found in the southeast trade wind regime off northern Chile. This is a region where persistent marine stratus clouds are found and where there is a ...
    • Diverse coral communities in naturally acidified waters of a Western Pacific reef 

      Shamberger, Kathryn E. F.; Cohen, Anne L.; Golbuu, Yimnang; McCorkle, Daniel C.; Lentz, Steven J.; Barkley, Hannah C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2014-01-16)
      Anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions are acidifying the oceans, reducing the concentration of carbonate ions ([CO32−]) that calcifying organisms need to build and cement coral reefs. To date, studies of a handful of ...
    • Double diffusion in oceanography : proceedings of a meeting September 26-29, 1989 

      Schmitt, Raymond W. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1991-07)
      A meeting to review research progress on double-diffusive phenomena in the ocean was held September 26-29, 1989, at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Twenty-five oral presentations were made and a number of ...
    • A double-diffusive interface tank for dynamic-response studies 

      Schmitt, Raymond W.; Millard, Robert C.; Toole, John M.; Wellwood, W. David (Sears Foundation for Marine Research, 2005-01)
      A large tank capable of long-term maintenance of a sharp temperature-salinity interface has been developed and applied to measurements of the dynamical response of oceanographic sensors. A two-layer salt-stratified system ...
    • Downfront winds over buoyant coastal plumes 

      Spall, Michael A.; Thomas, Leif N. (American Meteorological Society, 2016-10-07)
      Downfront, or downwelling favorable, winds are commonly found over buoyant coastal plumes. It is known that these winds can result in mixing of the plume with the ambient water and that the winds influence the transport, ...
    • Downwelling wind, tides, and estuarine plume dynamics 

      Lai, Zhigang; Ma, Ronghua; Huang, Mingfen; Chen, Changsheng; Chen, Yong; Xie, Congbin; Beardsley, Robert C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-06-24)
      The estuarine plume dynamics under a downwelling-favorable wind condition were examined in the windy dry season of the Pearl River Estuary (PRE) using the PRE primitive-equation Finite-Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM). ...
    • Drifter studies in warm core rings 

      Tynan, Cynthia T.; Hooker, Stanford B. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-04)
      The results of multiple deployments of surface drifters in warm core rings of the Gulf Stream are presented. Four satellite drifters (tracked by the Argos system) were deployed on nine separate occasions and two ...
    • Drifter-based estimate of the 5 year dispersal of Fukushima-derived radionuclides 

      Rypina, Irina I.; Jayne, Steven R.; Yoshida, Sachiko; Macdonald, Alison M.; Buesseler, Ken O. (John Wiley & Sons, 2014-11-28)
      Employing some 40 years of North Pacific drifter-track observations from the Global Drifter Program database, statistics defining the horizontal spread of radionuclides from Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific ...
    • Drivers of spring and summer variability in the coastal ocean offshore of Cape Cod, MA 

      Kirincich, Anthony R.; Gawarkiewicz, Glen G. (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-03-19)
      The drivers of spring and summer variability within the coastal ocean east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a critical link between the Gulf of Maine and Mid-Atlantic Bight, are investigated using 2 years of shipboard and moored ...
    • Dynamic presentation of Long Term Upper Ocean Study (LOTUS) data using videotape 

      Montgomery, Ellyn T. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1986-09)
      In order to show efficiently the large amount of data obtained during the Long Term Upper Ocean Study (LOTUS), a new method of data presentation was developed. Three data variables can be included in a simple color ...
    • The dynamic role of ridges in a β-plane channel : towards understanding the dynamics of large scale circulation in the Southern Ocean 

      Wang, Liping (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-07)
      In this thesis, the dynamic role of bottom topography in a β-plane channel is systematically studied in both linear homogeneous and stratified layer models in the presence of either wind stress (Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 6) ...
    • Dynamical origin of low-frequency variability in a highly nonlinear midlatitude coupled model 

      Kravtsov, Sergey K.; Berloff, Pavel S.; Dewar, William K.; Ghil, M.; McWilliams, James C. (American Meteorological Society, 2006-12-15)
      A novel mechanism of decadal midlatitude coupled variability, which crucially depends on the nonlinear dynamics of both the atmosphere and the ocean, is presented. The coupled model studied involves quasigeostrophic ...
    • Dynamical response of the Arctic atmospheric boundary layer process to uncertainties in sea-ice concentration 

      Seo, Hyodae; Yang, Jiayan (John Wiley & Sons, 2013-11-20)
      Impact of sea-ice concentration (SIC) on the Arctic atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) is investigated using a polar-optimized version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (Polar WRF) model forced with SIC conditions ...
    • Dynamical roles of mixed layer in regulating the meridional mass/heat fluxes 

      Huang, Rui Xin; Huang, Chuan Jiang; Wang, Wei (American Geophysical Union, 2007-05-17)
      The mixed layer is an important component of the oceanic circulation system. Recent progress in energetics of the oceanic circulation suggests that the amount of external mechanical energy available for mixing is directly ...
    • The dynamics and kinematics of the coastal boundary layer off Long Island 

      Pettigrew, Neal R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-12)
      Data from the COBOLT experiment, which investigated the first 12 km off Long Island's south shore, are analyzed and discussed. Moored current meter records indicate that the nearshore flow field is strongly polarized ...
    • Dynamics in the deep Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean, inferred by thermistor chain time series 

      Timmermans, Mary-Louise; Melling, Humfrey; Rainville, Luc (American Meteorological Society, 2007-04)
      A 50-day time series of high-resolution temperature in the deepest layers of the Canada Basin in the Arctic Ocean indicates that the deep Canada Basin is a dynamically active environment, not the quiet, stable basin often ...
    • Dynamics of an idealized Beaufort Gyre : 1. The effect of a small beta and lack of western boundaries 

      Yang, Jiayan; Proshutinsky, Andrey; Lin, Xiaopei (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-02-12)
      The Beaufort Gyre in the Arctic Ocean differs from a typical moderate-latitude gyre in some major aspects of its dynamics. First, it is located in a basin without a western boundary, which is essential for closing midlatitude ...
    • The dynamics of bottom boundary currents in the ocean 

      Smith, Peter C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-09)
      This thesis presents an investigation of the dynamics of bottom boundary currents in the ocean. The major emphasis is to develop simple mathematical models in which various dynamical features of these complex geophysical ...
    • Dynamics of circular arrangements of vorticity in two dimensions 

      Vilasur Swaminathan, Rohith; Ravichandran, S.; Perlekar, Prasad; Govindarajan, Rama (2016-06)
      The merger of two like-signed vortices is a well-studied problem, but in a turbulent ow, we may often have more than two like-signed vortices interacting. We study the merger of three or more identical co-rotating ...
    • Dynamics of downwelling in an eddy-resolving convective basin 

      Spall, Michael A. (American Meteorological Society, 2010-10)
      The mean downwelling in an eddy-resolving model of a convective basin is concentrated near the boundary where eddies are shed from the cyclonic boundary current into the interior. It is suggested that the buoyancy-forced ...