Seasonal Variations of Wind Driven Mixing off Port Said, Egypt
Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science
Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages: 54-58
Received: Aug. 13, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 28, 2015; Published: Sep. 9, 2015
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Sayed Sharaf El-Din, University of Alexandria, Faculty of Science, Department of Oceanography, Alexandria, Egypt
Mohamed Elsharkawy, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Physical Laboratory, Alexandria, Egypt
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Abstract
The wind contribution to the process of vertical mixing in the near surface oceanic layers is empirically, estimated at a deep station (500 m) off Port Said, Egypt. The dimensional less parameter Ru which scales wind contribution is greatest during summer with values as high as 0.6. Calculations show that wind stress over the sea surface generally has a significant role in the dynamical process of vertical turbulent mixing except during winter.
Keywords
Vertical Mixing, Wind Stress, Wind Driven Mixing
To cite this article
Sayed Sharaf El-Din, Mohamed Elsharkawy, Seasonal Variations of Wind Driven Mixing off Port Said, Egypt, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015, pp. 54-58. doi: 10.11648/j.wros.20150404.11
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