Accession Number : ADA262885


Title :   C-Vector Derived Three Dimensional Circulations In The Farallones National Marine Sanctuary


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Konstantinidis, Simon


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262885.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : Neglecting the ageostrophic circulation in not very realistic for the ocean circulation in coastal waters and particularly in regions with strong temperature and salinity gradients like the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The C-Vector method has been developed to diagnose the three dimensional flow including ageostrophic circulation. This thesis uses the C- Vector concept and data collected from the R/V Point Sur in the area of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in order to describe and illustrate the three dimensional pseudo-vorticity fields of the ageostrophic circulation and the total circulation (geostrophic and ageostrophic of the region.


Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS , *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , TEMPERATURE , GULFS , WIND , VORTICES , CONTINENTAL SHELVES , FLOW , WATER MASSES , THREE DIMENSIONAL FLOW , CIRCULATION , SALINITY , CONTINENTAL SLOPES , THREE DIMENSIONAL , THESES , WEATHER , COASTAL REGIONS


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE