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Title: Heat storage in the oceanic upper mixed layer inferred from Landsat data

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.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge
OSTI Identifier:
5780522
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Science; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 203
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; HEAT STORAGE; CALCULATION METHODS; SEAS; LAYERS; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; TOPOGRAPHY; WAVE FORCES; ENERGY STORAGE; STORAGE; SURFACE WATERS; 140800* - Solar Energy- Ocean Energy Systems

Citation Formats

Mollo-Christensen, E, and da S Mascarenhas, A Jr. Heat storage in the oceanic upper mixed layer inferred from Landsat data. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1126/science.203.4381.653.
Mollo-Christensen, E, & da S Mascarenhas, A Jr. Heat storage in the oceanic upper mixed layer inferred from Landsat data. United States. doi:10.1126/science.203.4381.653.
Mollo-Christensen, E, and da S Mascarenhas, A Jr. Fri . "Heat storage in the oceanic upper mixed layer inferred from Landsat data". United States. doi:10.1126/science.203.4381.653.
@article{osti_5780522,
title = {Heat storage in the oceanic upper mixed layer inferred from Landsat data},
author = {Mollo-Christensen, E and da S Mascarenhas, A Jr},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1126/science.203.4381.653},
journal = {Science; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 203,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}