Accession Number : ADA262195


Title :   Mesoscale and Large-Scale Variability in California Current System and Its Interaction With Both California Current and California Undercurrent Flows


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 8 Jan 1989-31 Jan 1992


Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA


Personal Author(s) : Simpson, James J ; Randerson, James T ; Bloom, Jeff ; Botta, Mark A ; Larson, N ; Gallaudet, Timothy C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262195.pdf


Report Date : 09 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : This project identified and located CTD, XBT, and Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) satellite data relevant to understanding oceanic processes which controlled mesoscale variability in the temperature, salinity, and density structure of the California Current System from San Francisco to the tip of Baja California. A software system, the CTD Ocean Rendering and Analysis Laboratory (CORAL), was designed and implemented as part of the project to provide efficient data recovery and analysis capability for the data. Five (5) technical papers were written as part of the project. Titles and abstracts for each are given below. A U.S. Naval Officer, Lt. Timothy C. Gallaudet, also earned his Master of Science in Oceanography as part of this project.


Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS , *OCEAN CURRENTS , *REMOTE DETECTION , DENSITY , CALIFORNIA , OCEANOGRAPHY , GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS , SATELLITE IMAGERY , BAJA CALIFORNIA , SALINITY , RADIOMETERS , HIGH RESOLUTION , TEMPERATURE


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE