, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 309–321 | Cite as

Calculations of the evolution of the upper ocean based on the similarity theory

  • K. Yu. Bulgakov
Marine Physics


Several schemes of turbulent mixing in the upper ocean are considered, including a modified scheme based on the modified Monin-Obukhov similarity theory. The schemes have been used for the calculation of the evolution of the upper ocean. The results are compared with the data of automated buoys. It is shown that the scheme based on the similarity theory gives a result not worse than the commonly used ones and has several advantages, which makes it the most appropriate for including in the ocean circulation models and climate models.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg Department of the Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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