Sensitivity of the upper ocean structure to atmospheric forcing

Karaca M.

OCEANOLOGICA ACTA, vol.19, no.1, pp.15-26, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : OCEANOLOGICA ACTA
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-26


A one-dimensional model of the upper ocean is presented. The model is based on a self-similar temperature profile (called the model-profile) and features special parameterizations of forcing functions in terms of surface heat flux and wind stress. The model-profile is combined with observational data for the Pacific Ocean to produce dynamically consistent fields of mixed-layer temperature, depth, and effective depth.