Accession Number:

ADA165715

Title:

Measurements of Internal Waves in the Strait of Gibraltar Using a Shore-Based Radar.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

During the period 22-24 October 1983, a feasibility study was made on the use of standard shore radars to monitor the temporal and spatial distribution of internal waves. A radar 150 m elevation situated at Gibraltar was used to monitor the surface manifestations of internal waves in the Strait of Gibraltar during three semidiurnal tidal periods. The eastward progression of internal waves within an arc approximately 19 km from the radar was observed. These observations fill a gap in the evolution of the surface signatures of internal waves between the small-scale view of ship radars and the large-scale view afforded by satellites and the Space Shuttle. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE