Accession Number:

ADA218654

Title:

A Comparison of Cross-Stream Velocities and Gulf Stream Translations Utilizing in-situ and Remotely-Sensed Data

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

In previous Gulf Stream work, a decomposition of multiple depth current records was developed which produced along- and cross-stream components. The cross-stream component was found to occasionally match lateral displacements of the Stream, as determined by temperature changes measured at the current meters. This study determined where, within the meander pattern of the Gulf Stream, the Cross-stream velocity calculated from current meters at depth correctly predicted translations of the Gulf Stream as measured by satellite data. Additionally, the effects of recently quantified cross-stream velocities associated with the curvature of Gulf Stream meanders were analyzed. Theses. edc

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE