Modelling ocean temperatures and mixed‐layer depths in the Tasman sea off the South Island, New Zealand

Rahmstorf, Stefan (1992) Modelling ocean temperatures and mixed‐layer depths in the Tasman sea off the South Island, New Zealand New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 26 (1). pp. 37-51. DOI 10.1080/00288330.1992.9516498.

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Abstract

A vertical mixing model was applied to a location off the west coast of the South Island, New Zealand, with the aim of simulating the seasonal cycle of temperature and mixed layer depth in the region. Observed weather data for 1973–89 were used to drive the model. Model results for sea temperature and mixed layer depth were compared to measurements from ships, moored temperature sensors, and satellites. The main features of the variations in temperature and mixed layer depth can be explained by the local meteorological forcing and vertical mixing, together with a general southward flow in the study area. Superimposed are short‐term variations which are obviously related to variable currents and the associated horizontal heat transport.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: sea temperature, mixed layer, computer model, seasonal cycles, remote sensing, advection
Research affiliation: OceanRep > Institute for Marine Science Kiel
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1080/00288330.1992.9516498
ISSN: 0028-8330
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 13:46
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 13:46
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/42267

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