Accession Number:

AD0851689

Title:

Positioning the Gulf Stream with Airborne Radiation Thermometer Data.

Descriptive Note:

Informal rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Systematic surveys with an infrared thermometer from an altitude of 300 meters are providing near-synoptic sea surface temperature data for the Gulf Stream area. Analyses of the data clearly reveal the strong surface thermal gradients of the northern boundary and make possible a determination of the monthly positions of the Gulf Stream boundary. Surveys made between September 1966 and January 1967 from Cape Hatteras to 60 degrees W show two meanders which propagated eastward at speeds of 3 to 10 cmsec with a predominant wavelength of approximately 300 to 500 kilometers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE