Accession Number:

ADA012863

Title:

Equatorial Shear Measurements.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE