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  • FASINEX (Frontal Air-Sea Interaction Experiment) moored instrumentation 

    Trask, Richard P.; Dean, Jerome P.; Valdes, James R.; Marquette, Craig D. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1989-02)
    In 1986, FASINEX, a Frontal Air-Sea Interaction Experiment, a multi-investigator cooperative experiment, was conducted to study the role of horizontal variability in air-sea interaction in the persistent front formed ...
  • The fate of North Atlantic Subtropical Mode Water in the FLAME model 

    Gary, Stefan F.; Lozier, M. Susan; Kwon, Young-Oh; Park, Jong Jin (American Meteorological Society, 2014-05)
    North Atlantic Subtropical Mode Water, also known as Eighteen Degree Water (EDW), has the potential to store heat anomalies through its seasonal cycle: the water mass is in contact with the atmosphere in winter, isolated ...
  • Feasibility of wireless data transmission on ships 

    Hosom, David S. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-10)
    This report will present the results of an investigation into the feasibility of several modes of wireless data transmission including: (1) radio frequency modems, (2) acoustic modems (using the ship's steel hull for a ...
  • Fine- and microstructure observations at Fieberling Guyot : R/V New Horizon cruise report 

    Montgomery, Ellyn T.; Toole, John M. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-11)
    This report describes fine- and microstructure profile data taken on a cruise to Fieberling Guyot, a seamount in the northeast subtropical Pacific Ocean. The work performed at sea, instruments used, data return and ...
  • Finescale parameterizations of turbulent dissipation 

    Polzin, Kurt L.; Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.; Huussen, Tycho N.; Sloyan, Bernadette M.; Waterman, Stephanie N. (John Wiley & Sons, 2014-02-25)
    This article (1) reviews and clarifies the basic physics underpinning finescale parameterizations of turbulent dissipation due to internal wave breaking and (2) provides advice on the implementation of the parameterizations ...
  • Finescale structure of the T-S relation in the eastern North Atlantic 

    Ferrari, Raffaele; Polzin, Kurt L. (American Meteorological Society, 2005-08)
    Distributions of temperature (T) and salinity (S) and their relationship in the oceans are the result of a balance between T–S variability generated at the surface by air–sea fluxes and its removal by molecular dissipation. ...
  • Finger puzzles 

    Schmitt, Raymond W. (Cambridge University Press, 2012-01-24)
    Salt fingers are a form of double-diffusive convection that can occur in a wide variety of fluid systems, ranging from stellar interiors and oceans to magma chambers. Their amplitude has long been difficult to quantify, ...
  • A finite volume numerical approach for coastal ocean circulation studies : comparisons with finite difference models 

    Chen, Changsheng; Huang, Haosheng; Beardsley, Robert C.; Liu, Hedong; Xu, Qichun; Cowles, Geoffrey W. (American Geophysical Union, 2007-03-28)
    An unstructured grid, finite volume, three-dimensional (3-D) primitive equation coastal ocean model (FVCOM) has been developed for the study of coastal ocean and estuarine circulation by Chen et al. (2003a). The finite ...
  • First autonomous bio-optical profiling float in the Gulf of Mexico reveals dynamic biogeochemistry in deep waters 

    Green, Rebecca E.; Bower, Amy S.; Lugo-Fernandez, Alexis (Public Library of Science, 2014-07-03)
    Profiling floats equipped with bio-optical sensors well complement ship-based and satellite ocean color measurements by providing highly-resolved time-series data on the vertical structure of biogeochemical processes in ...
  • The First Law of Thermodynamics in a salty ocean 

    Warren, Bruce A. (2006-01-30)
    The First Law of Thermodynamics is developed from fundamentals for open, non-equilibrium systems of seawater in motion, exchanging salt and freshwater internally and with their surroundings, and varying continuously in ...
  • Flow and hydraulics near the sill of Hood Canal, a strongly sheared, continuously stratified fjord 

    Gregg, M. C.; Pratt, Lawrence J. (American Meteorological Society, 2010-05)
    Hood Canal, a long fjord in Washington State, has strong tides but limited deep-water renewal landward of a complex constriction. Tide-resolving hydrographic and velocity observations at the constriction, with a depth-cycling ...
  • Flow distortion investigation of wind velocity perturbations for two ocean meteorological platforms 

    Emond, Marc; Vandemark, Doug; Forsythe, James; Plueddemann, Albert J.; Farrar, J. Thomas (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-03)
    A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study was performed of the wind flow around two ocean buoys used to collect meteorological data from sensors mounted on the buoy tower. The CFD approach allowed wind velocity perturbations ...
  • Flow over finite isolated topography 

    Thompson, LuAnne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-11)
    One and two layer models are used to study flow over axisymmetric isolated topography. Inviscid or nearly inviscid flow in which non-linear effects have order one importance is considered, and both the effects of β and ...
  • Flow-induced channelization in a porous medium 

    Mahadevan, Amala; Orpe, A. V.; Kudrolli, A.; Mahadevan, L. (2012-05-17)
    Flow through a saturated, granular, porous medium can lead to internal erosion, preferential flow enhancement and the formation of channels within the bulk of the medium. We examine this phenomenon using a combination ...
  • Formation and erosion of the seasonal thermocline in the Kuroshio Extension Recirculation Gyre 

    Cronin, Meghan F.; Bond, Nicholas A.; Farrar, J. Thomas; Ichikawa, Hiroshi; Jayne, Steven R.; Kawai, Yoshimi; Konda, Masanori; Qiu, Bo; Rainville, Luc; Tomita, Hiroyuki (Elsevier Ltd., 2012-07-21)
    Data from the Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO) surface mooring are used to analyze the balance of processes affecting the upper ocean heat content and surface mixed layer temperature variations in the Recirculation ...
  • Formation and export of deep water in the Labrador and Irminger Seas in a GCM 

    Deshayes, Julie; Frankignoul, Claude; Drange, Helge (2006-12-13)
    The influence of changes in the rate of deep water formation in the North Atlantic subpolar gyre on the variability of the transport in the Deep Western Boundary Current is investigated in a realistic hind cast simulation ...
  • The formation and fate of internal waves in the South China Sea 

    Alford, Matthew H.; Peacock, Thomas; MacKinnon, Jennifer A.; Nash, Jonathan D.; Buijsman, Maarten C.; Centurioni, Luca R.; Chao, Shenn-Yu; Chang, Ming-Huei; Farmer, David M.; Fringer, Oliver B.; Fu, Ke-Hsien; Gallacher, Patrick C.; Graber, Hans C.; Helfrich, Karl R.; Jachec, Steven M.; Jackson, Christopher R.; Klymak, Jody M.; Ko, Dong S.; Jan, Sen; Johnston, T. M. Shaun; Legg, Sonya; Lee, I-Huan; Lien, Ren-Chieh; Mercier, Matthieu J.; Moum, James N.; Musgrave, Ruth; Park, Jae-Hun; Pickering, Andrew I.; Pinkel, Robert; Rainville, Luc; Ramp, Steven R.; Rudnick, Daniel L.; Sarkar, Sutanu; Scotti, Alberto; Simmons, Harper L.; St Laurent, Louis C.; Venayagamoorthy, Subhas K.; Wang, Yu-Huai; Wang, Joe; Yang, Yiing J.; Paluszkiewicz, Theresa; Tang, Tswen-Yung (2015-03)
    Internal gravity waves, the subsurface analogue of the familiar surface gravity waves that break on beaches, are ubiquitous in the ocean. Because of their strong vertical and horizontal currents, and the turbulent mixing ...
  • Formation of intrathermocline eddies at ocean fronts by wind-driven destruction of potential vorticity 

    Thomas, Leif N. (2008-02)
    A mechanism for the generation of intrathermocline eddies (ITEs) at wind-forced fronts is examined using a high resolution numerical simulation. Favorable conditions for ITE formation result at fronts forced by “down-front” ...
  • Formation of Subtropical Mode Water in a high-resolution ocean simulation of the Kuroshio Extension region 

    Rainville, Luc; Jayne, Steven R.; McClean, Julie L.; Maltrud, Mathew E. (2007-03-09)
    A high-resolution numerical model is used to examine the formation and variability of the North Pacific Subtropical ModeWater (STMW) over a 3-year period. The STMW distribution is found to be highly variable in both space ...
  • Four current meter models compared in strong currents in Drake Passage 

    Watts, D. Randolph; Kennelly, Maureen A.; Donohue, Kathleen A.; Tracey, Karen L.; Chereskin, Teresa K.; Weller, Robert A.; Victoria, Ivan (American Meteorological Society, 2013-10)
    Seven current meters representing four models on a stiffly buoyed mooring were placed for an 11-month deployment to intercompare their velocity measurements: two vector-measuring current meters (VMCMs), two Aanderaa recording ...