The dynamic method of calculating currents and analysis of the vertical kinematic structure
The basic relations of the classical dyamic method have been complemented with the condition allowing for the non-monotonicity of the vertical kinematic structure. The elements of the multi-layered system of geostrophic currents have been found to correlate over depth with seawater density and hydrostatic pressure distribution. An example of the analysis of the vertical structure of currents, involving specific hydrological data, is given.
KeywordsHydrostatic Pressure Current Velocity Dynamic Surface Geostrophic Current Kinematic Structure
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