College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1971

Keywords

North Atlantic Ocean, Thermocline, Hydrographic Structure, Deep Sea, Ocean Surface, Temperature

Publication Title

Journal of Physical Oceanography

ISSN

0022-3670

Volume

1

Issue/No.

4

Abstract

A two-layer model of mid-oceanic thermocline is developed, and a comparison of the depth and temperature of the thermocline in this model is made with a root-mean-square description of the hydrographic structure of the North Atlantic. It is shown that the Sverdrup balance is maintained within the rms errors, and the entire estimated heat flux from the atmosphere is used to produce the observed density changes along the path of persistent flow.

Comments

This is a copy of an article published in the Journal of Physical Oceanography © 1971, copyright American Meteorological Society; Journal of Physical Oceanography is available online at: http://www.ametsoc.org/

DOI

10.1175/1520-0485(1971)001<0271:ATLMOT>2.0.CO;2

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