Accession Number : ADA261902
Title : A Compilation of Moored Current Meter Data from SYNOP Arrays One and Two (September 1987 to July 1991). Volume 44
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
Personal Author(s) : Tarbell, Susan A ; Worrilow, Scott E ; Hogg, Nelson G
Report Date : Nov 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 86
Abstract : The Synoptic Ocean Prediction Experiment (SYNOP) was an ambitious, multi-faceted program focused on the dynamics and predictability of the Gulf Stream and its recirculations. The moored array component contained three arrays; one just downstream of Cape Hatteras (the 'Inlet Array'), one near 68W (the SYNOP 'Central Array') and one near 55W ('SYNOP East') to which this report is addressed. There were two settings of the SYNOP East array, the first, from fall 1987 to summer 1989, contained 42 current meters on 13 moorings straddling the mean axis of the Stream and extending north and south into the two recirculations. The second extended the southernmost six moorings for an additional two years until summer 1991. Performance was excellent and all instruments but one were recovered.... Ocean currents, Ocean temperature, Moored instruments.
Descriptors : *OCEAN CURRENTS , *MEASURING INSTRUMENTS , *MOORING , VELOCITY , PREDICTIONS , DEPTH , GULF STREAM , CAPE HATTERAS , INLETS , SALINITY , FLOW RATE , ARRAYS , TEMPERATURE
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE