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Author Mollo-Christensen, E. ♦ da S. Mascarenhas, A. (Jr.)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword SOLAR ENERGY ♦ HEAT STORAGE ♦ CALCULATION METHODS ♦ SEAS ♦ LAYERS ♦ TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS ♦ TOPOGRAPHY ♦ WAVE FORCES ♦ ENERGY STORAGE ♦ STORAGE ♦ SURFACE WATERS ♦ Solar Energy- Ocean Energy Systems
Abstract From the spacing of internal wave packets generated by tidal flow over topography, one can determine their propagation speed. The propagation speed depends upon the density anomaly and depth of the upper mixed layer. Attributing the density anomaly to temperature only, one can calculate the heat storage in the upper oceanic layer. On the basis of Landsat images of the New England continental shelf, the heat storage calculated from satellite data has been compared with available in situ observations. The data show that the method may have merit and is deserving of further refinement.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1979-02-16
Publisher Place United States
Journal Science
Volume Number 203
Organization Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge


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