Accession Number:

ADA170702

Title:

Physical Oceanography of the Continental Shelf Region off Juan de Fuca Strait.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

The primary purpose of this paper is to provide a succinct and nontechnical review of the water mass structure and circulation of the ocean just west of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The report draws on both older published material and the results of new, on-going research. Some effort was made to translate the discussion of property and current variations into their effects on the vertical sound velocity profile. The level of presentation assumes some degree of familiarity with the basic terms used in physical oceanography but will appeal not only to experts in the field. The text tries to interpret observations rather than merely report them.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE