stratified ocean

stratified ocean

[′strad·ə‚fīd ′ō·shən]
(oceanography)
An ocean where there is a vertical gradient of density.
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The uniform asymptotic forms of the internal gravity waves in horizontally inhomogeneous and non- stationary stratified ocean are obtained.
Keywords: Stratified ocean, internal gravity waves, asymptotic methods.
That is the reason why theapproximate asymptotical methods are systematically used for the investigation of the internal gravity wave fields in stratified ocean.
Wave Dynamics in HorizontallyInhomogeneous MediumsIn Figure 3 we represent vertical component of internal gravity wave field velocity w generated by a non-local source (underwater obstacle - sea platform) in arbitrary stratified ocean of non-uniform depth.
The model approximates the continuously stratified ocean as three constant-density layers.
VERTICAL MIXING IN THE STRATIFIED OCEAN BELOW THE SURFACE MIXED LAYER.
Dynamic instabilities driven by shear in the oceanic internal wave field account for most mixing and turbulent vertical fluxes in the stratified ocean away from stress boundaries (Munk and Wunsch 1998).
This same tendency is present, though at a much larger scale, in the interior of a stratified ocean when the depth-averaged current flows over abrupt topography.
A major remaining oceanographic puzzle concerns whether the dissipation occurs mostly in shallow seas, or weather a significant fraction involves deep-ocean generation of tidal-frequency internal waves that travel into the stratified ocean interior and cause turbulent mixing.