Accession Number : AD0016499


Title :   SURFACE TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS AS INDICATORS OF THE POSITION OF THE GULF STREAM


Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA


Personal Author(s) : Strack, S L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/016499.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The possibility of determining the position of the Gulf Stream from an examination of surface temperature gradients was investigated. A comparison was made of the surface, 100-m, and where possible, 200-m temperatures from 99 BT sections across or well into the Gulf Stream. Agreement between surface and deep temperature gradients was good for the main currents of the Stream from November to May; however, at no season of the year did surface temperature gradients in the slope water inshore of the Gulf Stream reliably reflect those in deep water.


Descriptors :   *GULF STREAM , *SURFACE TEMPERATURE , SEASONAL VARIATIONS , TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS , DEEP WATER , SEA WATER , CONTINENTAL SLOPES , OCEAN CURRENTS , POSITION FINDING


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE