Small-Scale Turbulence Measurements in the Thin Surface Layer of the Ocean
Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
Small-scale turbulence parameters in the layer below a wind-blown surface of the ocean can be measured by means of a tethered free-rising profiler. Spectral analysis of the velocity pulsations, measured in the Atlantic Ocean, shows the presence of a frequency band corresponding to the spectrum of local isotopic turbulence in the inertial viscous range. Vertical profiles of dissipation rates of turbulent energy ϵ were calculated according to the vertical component of the velocity turbulent pulsations. Analysis of the vertical profiles of ϵ on the basis of the similarity theory agreed, as a first approximation, with the wall layer analogy proposed by Csanady (1984, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 14, 402–411). Turbulence in the surface layer was suppressed due to the diurnal warming.
Alexander Soloviev, N. V. Vershinsky, and V. A. Bezverchnii. 1988. Small-Scale Turbulence Measurements in the Thin Surface Layer of the Ocean .Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers , (12) : 1859 -1874. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/644.