Influence of variations in penetrating solar radiation on the diurnal and intraseasonal structure of the oceanic boundary layer, The
The upper portion of the ocean is fairly well mixed and turbulent. The turbulence within the ocean boundary layer (OBL) is regulated by many mechanisms. One process that is receiving a renewed interest is the effect of penetrating component of surface shortwave radiation on ocean dynamics. The influence of solar radiation has been parameterized in two ways. A limited set of models force all the incoming solar radiation to be absorbed in the top model layer. The second parameterization assumes that the irradiance (light) at a given level follows a multiple term exponential. Most commonly ...
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