Accession Number:

AD0731705

Title:

The Baroclinic Structure of the Florida Current.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FLA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Nine consecutive days of free-fall, STD data are analyzed in a study of the baroclinic structure of the Florida Current. Mean values averaged over the nine days are used to reduce tidal aliasing. A southward flow is confirmed during the nine day period. Based on this data and previous works, the southward flow appears to be of a transient nature. Comparison of the directly measured and geostrophically computed current and transport indicates that the Florida Current is essentially in geostrophic balance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE