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Wind mixing currents

by John C. Freeman

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Published by Texas A & M University, Dept. of Oceanography in College Station, Tex .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ocean-atmosphere interaction.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAtmospheric influence on the thermal structure of the oceans.
    Statementby John C. Freeman, Jr.
    Series[Texas. A & M University. Department of Oceanography] Project 29, Technical report -- no. 6, Project 29 (Texas A & M University. Dept. of Oceanography) Technical report -- no. 6.
    ContributionsTexas A. and M. Research Foundation., United States. Office of Naval Research. Geophysics Branch.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24131805M
    OCLC/WorldCa18993342

    Atmospheric convection is the result of a parcel-environment instability, or temperature difference layer in the ent lapse rates within dry and moist air masses lead to instability. Mixing of air during the day which expands the height of the planetary boundary layer leads to increased winds, cumulus cloud development, and decreased surface dew points. Lake - Lake - Currents: The principal forces acting to initiate water movements in lakes are those due to hydraulic gradients, wind stress, and factors that cause horizontal or vertical density gradients. Lake water movement is usually classified as being turbulent. Hydraulic effects are frequently the result of inflows and outflows of water.

      Table of Contents: - Earth Science - The global Picture “Air Currents” - Convection - Weather Patterns - Checkpoint - Global Wind Patterns - . One of these reasons is the idea that in harnessing wind energy, turbines disturb air currents to a degree that they actually alter the climate of the surrounding area.

    Mariners have known for many centuries that the ocean contains currents that flow along generally consistent paths. The Spanish galleons transporting gold and silver from Mexico to Spain made use of the Gulf Stream to help them return home, while Benjamin Franklin used ships' log books to draw a map of this current in (see illustration on page based on his original map). a wind-driven surface current that is part of the North Atlantic Gyre that flows southwest. density. mass per unit volume. convection currents. the movement of groups of molecules within fluids such as liquids or gases. eddy. the swirling of a fluid and the reverse current created when the .


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