Accession Number:

ADA026950

Title:

The Maltese Oceanic Front during Spring.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Detailed salinity, temperature, density, current, and sound-speed measurements were made across the oceanic frontal zone east of Malta during a ten-day period in May 1971. Upwelling and downwelling, comparable to movements in atmospheric fronts, was observed along the front, which was found to be geostrophically balanced. Wind changes were seen to change the frontal structure significantly. The sound-speed structure in the frontal zone was very complex, with secondary sound channels being associated with upwelling and downwelling. The position of the front was observed to be well correlated with that of the continental edge.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE