Accession Number:

AD0749042

Title:

GEK Measurements of Surface Currents in Monterey Bay 1971.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

Utilizing the geomagnetic electrokinetograph GEK, surface currents in Monterey Bay were determined for five distinct cruises, each in a different portion of the bay, during the period November to December 1971. These cruises, using the Naval Postgraduate School NPS research vessel RV Acania, yielded a total of 90 current speeds ranging from a low of 2.56 cmsec to a high of 58.16 cmsec. The direction of the current vectors were compared with currents inferred from the 10C and 12C mean isothermal surfaces. The isothermal surface data used was both of a historical and synoptic nature, the latter being obtained during the November-December 1971 time frame. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE