Title

On the Vertical Structure of the Thin Surface Layer of the Ocean During a Weak Wind

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1982

Publication Title

Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

ISSN

0001-4338

Volume

18

Issue/No.

7

First Page

579

Last Page

585

Abstract

The regularities of the near-surface quasihomogeneous layer (NQL) formation during the daytime have been studied. The experiments were carried out on the 18th cruise of the R/V Akademik Vernadskiy (JASIN-78 international program) with an upward-floating sonde. According to the experimental data, the thickness of the NQL in the midday hours under stable meteorological and radiation conditions practically does not change compared with the morning and evening. The possibility of describing the NQL by means of an integral model taking into account the volume absorption of solar radiation was considered. A comparison of the experimental and theoretical values of the mixed layer depth has been carried out according to the data of measurements in four different regions of the Atlantic Ocean.

ORCID ID

0000-0001-6519-1547

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