Accession Number:

AD0785245

Title:

Computation of Real-Time Currents off Southern California with Multi- Layer Hydrodynamical-Numerical Models

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCH FACILITY MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

The measurement of currents at various levels in deep water is a difficult and expensive task, and the few available measurements do not allow the construction of a coherent picture of these currents. The available general circulation models have not yet reproduced the general circulation in the desired detail and they are unable to reproduce real-time synoptic currents. The only method for computation of real-time currents in the ocean, including wind and tidal currents, is by the use of the Hansen type Multi-Layer Hydrodynamical-Numerical Models.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE