Air-ice-ocean interaction : turbulent ocean boundary layer exchange processes / Miles McPhee.
By: McPhee, Miles.Material type: BookPublisher: Springer Verlag, 2008Description: ix, 215 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780387783345.Subject(s): AIR SEA INTERFACE | AIR SEA INTERACTION | OCEANS | BOUNDARY LAYERS | BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES | EXCHANGES | TURBULENCE | ICE-WATER INTERFACE | CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHYHoldings: GRETA POINT: 551.326.7 AIR
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Introduction. -- 2. Basic Physical Concepts. -- 3. Turbulence Basics. -- 4. Similarity for the Ice/Ocean Boundary Layer. --5. Turbulence Scales for the Ice/Ocean Boundary Layer. -- 6. The Ice/Ocean Interface. -- 7. A Numerical Model for the Ice/Ocean Boundary Layer. -- 8. Modeling Examples. 9. The Steady Local Turbulence Model.
"At a time when the polar regions are undergoing rapid and unprecedented change, understanding exchanges of momentum, heat and salt at the ice-ocean interface is critical for realistically predicting the future state of sea ice. By offering a measurement platform largely unaffected by surface waves, drifting sea ice provides a unique laboratory for studying aspects of geophysical boundary layer flows that are extremely difficult to measure elsewhere. This book draws on both extensive observations and theoretical principles to develop a concise description of the impact of stress, rotation, and buoyancy on the turbulence scales that control exchanges between the atmosphere and underlying ocean when sea ice is present. Several interesting and unique observational data sets are used to illustrate different aspects of ice-ocean interaction ranging from the impact of salt on melting in the Greenland Sea marginal ice zone, to how nonlinearities in the equation of state for seawater affect mixing in the Weddell Sea."--Back cover.
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