Accession Number : AD0018834
Title : SOME RESULTS OF THE FLORIDA CURRENT SURVEY, 15 NOVEMBER 1952-15 MAY 1953
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV FL MARINE LAB
Personal Author(s) : Wagner, Lansing P ; Chew, Frank
Report Date : 01 Jun 1953
Pagination or Media Count : 57
Abstract : Temperature and current measurements were made during transects of the Florida Current. The former showed variations on the western side of the current which were believed to correspond to the tide or to external waves. Seasonal temperature variations were also observed. Each transect produced a characteristic bathythermogram. Surface currents measured with a geomagnetic electrokinetography revealed monoaxial and biaxial current patterns. The greatest horizontal surface velocity shear was observed on the western side of the axis, and the greatest temperature change at 100 and 200 m was associated with it. The measurements indicated that a greater average speed is associated with a greater net surface temperature change near the western edge. Determinations of the transport were attempted with a modified form of the Malkus-Stern theory, and a strong relation between the transport and cross- sectional area was observed above the first strong thermocline. No obvious relation was observed between the transport and average surface velocity. A slight deepening of the first strong thermocline was noticed below the speed axis of the current. Observations are also reported for the western edge of the Florida Current, the area west of Elecuthera Island, and the Antilles Current area.
Descriptors : *OCEAN CURRENTS , OCEAN TIDES , MEASUREMENT , EDGES , VARIATIONS , SEASONAL VARIATIONS , CROSS SECTIONS , PATTERNS , BIAXIAL STRESSES , SURFACE TEMPERATURE , WAVES , FLORIDA , THERMOCLINES , SHEAR PROPERTIES , VELOCITY
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE