Accession Number:

ADA167723

Title:

A Long Period Record of Bottom Currents on the Tasman Abyssal Plain.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY RESEARCH LAB EDGECLIFF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Results from a 99 day deployment of a recording current-meter 100 m above the bottom on the Tasman Abyssal Plain are presented. Strong southwards currents, up to 37.1 cms, were encountered. Kinetic energies are comparable with those found at abyssal depths under the Gulf Stream and the Kuroshio. Tidal currents are weak, of order 1 cms. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE