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Why doesn't linear wave theory produce phase velocities that agree with each other?

I'm not sure I understand the dispersion relationship for water waves. According to Wikipedia, the wavelength of ocean wave at arbitrary depth is given by: \begin{equation} ...
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Ocean surface mean current flow meaning

I tried to simulate the trajectory of an drifting object in the oceans by using the data of the OSCAR project http://www.oscar.noaa.gov/. The dataset actually used consist of grid sampled mean 2d ...
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What is the longest distance over which echolocation is effective?

Some animals, most notably bats, use echolocation in order to navigate and detect the location and size of objects and prey. This usually takes place over short distances. What are the theoretical ...
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Realistic Ocean Shears

I was wondering if anyone could point me to published data on the vertical structure of strong ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream. I am primarily interested in the mean current profile as a ...
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Given temp and conductivity can I back-calculate to resistance, in order to plug in a new temp value and calculate a more accurate conductivity?

Background: I used a small CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) recorder to log a series of dive profiles in a mixed coastal estuary. The recorder logged observed temperature and conductivity every ...
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Why is colder seawater more compressible?

I know compressibility is related to the pressure and temperature of the water parcel... but what is the physical/molecular reason why colder water is more compressible?
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bulk model of the oceanic mixed layer

Can anyone explain where equation 7 in this paper comes from? They mention a paper by Kraus and Turner, but by looking through that paper I cannot see how I would end up at this equation.