Accession Number:

ADA109605

Title:

Variability of the Anticyclonic Circulation in the Western Gulf of Mexico.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The anticyclonic circulation in the western Gulf of Mexico is studied through 6 AXBT flights, 5 cruises, and moored current meter data over the course of a year, as well as through examination of the historical data base. It is concluded that the flow field consists of a background circulation presumably forced by the curl of the wind stress and the presence of warm core rings which periodically pinch off from the Loop Current. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE