a Draw and label a 3 dimensional static force balance on a water parcel

# A draw and label a 3 dimensional static force balance

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sea surface height difference increasing looking out to sea of 1 m over 100 km. a) Draw and label a 3-dimensional static force balance on a water parcel traversing the FC. b) Determine what the meridional geostrophic currents would be in units of meters per second if the density is assumed constant. 1
3. Python Exercise Download TS density HW2.ipynb and temperature ( temp 180E 35N WOA05.nc ) and salinity ( salt 180E 35N WOA05.nc ) netCDF files from the World Ocean Atlas 1 for a location in the North Pacific. Use the Python notebook to answer the following questions. a) Use the seawater package to calculate potential temperature ( θ ) profiles for March and August. i) Make a plot of depth versus in-situ temperature and potential temperature on the same figure for March . ii) Make a plot of depth versus in-situ temperature and potential temperature on the same figure for August . iii) Label the mixed layer, seasonal thermocline, and main thermocline if they exist. Explain why one might not exist if it is not there. iv) Discuss differences between in-situ temperature and potential temperature profiles. b) Repeat a) except for density and potential density. 1 2

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• Fall '08
• Ptshaw
• Oceanography, Ocean current, Physical oceanography, Ekman Motion

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