Equatorial Shear Measurements.
HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS
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Observations are described which were in search of a theoretically predicted layer, located near the equator, of large vertical shears in horizontal velocities. The instrumentation and its performance were inadequate to permit a definite conclusion about even the existence of the layer. However, the authors tentatively conclude that a layer was found in the predicted location, was several hundred meters thick, has a shear enhanced above the background level by a factor of two to four, and was mainly characterized by a velocity rotation with depth rather than a magnitude change.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography