CHURCH GABBRO Technical Note: Continuous Current Profiles
ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL
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Deep ocean current profiles are reported from a position in the Cayman Trough of the Caribbean, covering the depths between 850 and 4833 meters and at hourly intervals during the time period 30 November 1972 through 11 Dec 1972. The profiles were derived from measurements made by 53 inclinometers which were integral with a moored, compliant acoustic array. The profiles are displayed as an isometric set and individually. Time series current data from each instrument location along the line and their power spectra are presented. Profiles of estimated geostrophic current components are also shown. There is evidence of a more or less steady northwesterly current of between 3 and 8 cm sec at mid-depths, and an intermittent westerly bottom current of 7 cmsec.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography