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Title: The role of friction in the large scale ocean circulation
Author: Wells, Neil C.
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 1974
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Abstract:
A numerical model of the horizontal wind driven ocean circulation is developed, with the aim of considering the influence of frictional dissipation on the flow. The model consists of a time dependent vorticity equation which is integrated from the sea surface to a depth which corresponds to the thermocline. By this procedure the vertical structure of the currents in the upper layer of the ocean is removed, and the vorticity equation is reduced to a two dimensional equation. The forcing mechanism of the flow is provided by the curl of the wind stress at the surface. In order to balance this source of vorticitv , a form of dissipation at the bottom boundary of the model is required.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.645990  DOI: Not available
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