Energy changes associated with wind mixing in the upper ocean by Kenneth L. Denman

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  • Oceanography.

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Statementby K. L. Denman.
SeriesTechnical report (Fisheries Research Board of Canada) -- no. 380
ContributionsMarine Ecology Laboratory.
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LC ClassificationsSH"223"C35"no.380
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Paginationii, 15 p :
Number of Pages15
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Open LibraryOL20961945M

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Matthias Tomczak, in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Third Edition), The Subtropical Gyres and the Permanent Thermocline. The permanent or oceanic thermocline is the transition from the upper ocean to the deeper oceanic layers.

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• Upper-Ocean Mixing Upper ocean mixing is to a large extent caused by breaking, ocean waves. As a consequence there is an energy flux Φoc from atmosphere to ocean. It is given by Φoc =mρau3∗, where m depends on the sea state. Wave breaking and its associated mixing penetrates into the ocean at a scale of the significant wave height HS.

Redistribution of energy available for ocean mixing by long-range propagation of internal waves. and the wind input is an upper bound on energy. The less buoyant, smaller bubbles are generally carried to a greater depth and are easily dispersed by mixing processes in the upper ocean.

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Upper Ocean Structure: Wind and Buoyancy-forced Upper Ocean Meghan F. Cronin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle WA USA Janet Sprintall, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla CA USA For publication in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, J. Steele, S. Thorpe, and K.

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