Title

Dissipation of Turbulent Energy in the Wind-Generated Wave Layer of the Ocean

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1986

Publication Title

Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

ISSN

0001-4338

Volume

22

Issue/No.

4

First Page

286

Last Page

292

Abstract

The vertical distribution of the turbulent energy dissipation rate in the wind-generated wave layer of the ocean is investigated. The experiments were carried out on the 36th cruise of the R/V Akademik Kurchatov near the surface of the Atlantic Ocean using an ascending turbulimeter probe. The free ascent speed of the probe was 2.2 m/sec. Spectral analysis of the velocity fluctuation recordings showed the presence of a region corresponding to the spectrum for local-isotropic turbulence. The vertical distribution of the turbulent energy dissipation rate calculated from experimental data exhibited a sharp increase in the upper two-meter layer of the ocean. It is shown that it is possible to describe the vertical distribution of the turbulent energy dissipation rate in the wind-generated wave layer of the ocean using the model of A. Yu. Benilov.

ORCID ID

0000-0001-6519-1547

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