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Salinity effects in an oceanic mixed-layer model

Richard Alan Paulus

Salinity effects in an oceanic mixed-layer model

by Richard Alan Paulus

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California .
Written in English

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  • Meteorology

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    Open LibraryOL25490281M

    The salinity field integrates sporadic surface fluxes over time, and after accounting for ocean circulation and mixing, salinity changes resulting from long-term alterations to surface evaporation and precipitation are evident. Thus, ocean salinity measurements can provide insights into water-cycle operation and its long-term change. An ocean is a body of water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. On Earth, an ocean is one of the major conventional divisions of the World are, in descending order by area, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern (Antarctic), and Arctic Oceans. The phrases "the ocean" or "the sea" used without specification refer to the interconnected body of salt water covering the.

    This model is initiated from the oceanic state in December of from SODA and then forced by CFSR and CFSv2. Near the boundaries, temperature, salinity, velocities and sea surface height (SSH) are relaxed to monthly SODA and ECCO. where S m is the mixed layer salinity, The effect of salinity on tropical ocean models. J. Phys. In this paper, three-dimensional temperature and salinity fields from Argo profiles are used to diagnose the interannual variations of some related upper oceanic fields in the tropical Pacific, with a focus on interannually varying salinity effects on the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events. It is clearly demonstrated that the salinity field plays a significantly large role in.

    The average salinity of seawater is S = 35 which means that SW is % salt and % H2O by weight. Why is salinity important? 1. Salinity, along with temperature, determines the density of seawater, and hence its vertical flow patterns in thermohaline circulation. 2. Salinity records the physical processes affecting a water mass when it was. Salinity Patterns All of the salts and ions that dissolve in seawater contribute to its overall ty of seawater is usually expressed as the grams of salt per kilogram ( g) of seawater. On average, about 35 g of salt is present in each 1 kg of seawater, so we say that the average salinity of the ocean salinity is 35 parts per thousand (ppt).


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Salinity effects in an oceanic mixed-layer model by Richard Alan Paulus Download PDF EPUB FB2

Oceanic salinity plays important role in the growth of marine organisms, circulation of oceanic currents and distribution of temperature and rainfall across the globe. Thus, it’s suffice to say oceanic salinity plays a crucial role in the survival of both marine and terrestrial lifeforms on Earth.

DepthvstemperatureandsalinityatOSHOTELGMT28Novemberand14GMT29December,hydrocastdata,neglecting(E-P) SurfacesalinityatOSHOTELGMT A model of the thermally mixed layer in the upper ocean as developed by Kraus and Turner and extended by Denman is further extended to investigate the effects of salinity.

In the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean rapid increases in salinity occur at Cited by: Salinity contributes to pressure gradient forces, mixed layer processes, and vertical stability/mixing. Setting P = 0 in the tropical Atlantic produces larger sea surface temperature (SST) changes than previously estimated due to the realistic oceanic mixed layer model and surface flux formulation.

Neglecting salinity effects leads to a Cited by: Enter the password to open this PDF file: Cancel OK. File name:. The oceanic or limnological mixed layer is a layer in which active turbulence has homogenized some range of depths.

The surface mixed layer is a layer where this turbulence is generated by winds, surface heat fluxes, or processes such as evaporation or sea ice formation which result in an increase in salinity. Setting P = 0 in the tropical Atlantic produces larger sea surface temperature (SST) changes than previously estimated due to the realistic oceanic mixed layer model and surface flux formulation.

Neglecting salinity effects leads to a different choice of mixing parameters, which feeds back into model dynamics and thermodynamics. Salinity contributes to pressure gradient forces, mixed layer processes, and vertical stability/mixing.

Setting P = 0 in the tropical Atlantic produces larger sea surface temperature (SST) changes than previously estimated due to the realistic oceanic mixed layer model and surface flux formulation. Neglecting salinity effects. Free mixing of water by surface and sub-surface currents result in constant salinity near average(35 parts per thousand).

Partially or whole enclosed seas such as Caspian Sea, Red sea, Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf have high salinity because of lack of proper mixing of water with the rest of oceans. A new second-order turbulence closure scheme is proposed for the oceanic mixed layer.

The scheme is similar in complexity to a Mellor–Yamada level scheme in that the turbulent kinetic energy is the only turbulence quantity treated prognostically with the others determined diagnostically.

Oceanic boundary layer (OBL) model The OBL model is a vertically integrated (bulk) model of the upper ocean surface turbulent boundary layer or mixed layer. The rate of entrainment is calculated from bulk properties of the turbulent boundary layer: the hori- zontal and vertical components of the turbulent kinetic energy, the tempera- ture, the.

Ocean Salinity Salinity is the term used to define the total content of dissolved salts in sea water. It is calculated as the amount of salt (in gm) dissolved in 1, gm (1 kg) of seawater. It is usually expressed as parts per thousand or ppt. Salinity of ( o/oo) has been considered as the upper limit to demarcate ‘brackish water’.

Role of Ocean Salinity Salinity determines. As a result of immense diurnal, seasonal, and interannual ventilations, the consequences of oceanic mixed layer are wide spread and far reaching, ranging from climatic effects such as El Niño-Southern Oscillation, global warming and its hiatus, chemical effects such as nitrogen and carbon cycles in an oxygen depleted environment, to biological.

Together, these effects reduce plant growth, development and survival. A two-phase model describing the osmotic and ionic effects of salt stress was proposed by Munns (). Plants sensitive or tolerant to salinity differ in the rate at which salt reaches toxic levels in leaves.

The answer is yes. Salinity affects the many marine plants and animals that can live in an ocean habitat. It can help scientist to study the working of the ocean and its overall health.

You need to know these 17 Factors Affecting Ocean Salinity to understand the causes. By knowing the causes, you can understand the effects too. Evaporation. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Effects of freshwater forcing from river discharge into the Indian Ocean on oceanic vertical structure and the Indian monsoons are investigated using a fully coupled, high-resolution, regional climate model.

The effect of river discharge is included in the model by restoring sea surface salinity (SSS) toward observations. Using a recent model of continental growth 4, one continental mass existed at Gyr and another developed at about Gyr.

Two further masses appear at about Gyr, from which time the. oceanic food chain. Primary production by phyto- mixed layer deepening and entrainment of waters belowthehalocline. An OML is mixed from both the top and the tion is normally stabilizing,sincethe salinity effect overwhelmsanythermaleffect.

ore,the. The impact of salinity in our formula is determined by subtracting our formula's mixing length, calculated using the full temperature and salinity profiles for a(T,S) and mixed layer depth, from. model gave the mean salinity range at a given point of.

deep stable oceanic pools, and near salt springs (Anati, ). Studying the effects of salinity on the trophic transfer of trace.

Salinity is a measure of how much salt is dissolved in water. The average salinity of seawater for all Earth’s oceans is about 35 grams of dissolved salts per kilogram of seawater. This is shown as 35 parts per thousand, or 35‰.This study investigates the physical processes controlling the mixed layer buoyancy using a regional configuration of an ocean general circulation model.

Processes are quantified by using a linearized equation of state, a mixed-layer heat, and a salt budget. Model results correctly reproduce the observed seasonal near-surface density tendencies.

The results indicate that the heat flux is.Restoring conditions at the sea surface are needed to force the model back to the observations. The fluxes analyzed from runs with restoring conditions show substantial errors.

It is evident that progress in the reliability of long-term predictions of climate variations can only be made with a better representation of mixed layer dynamics.