Accession Number:

ADA248246

Title:

Structure, Energetics and Dynamics of Gulf Stream Variability

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL VENABLE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-11

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This contract supported research on the physical oceanography of the Gulf Stream as part of the SYNoptic Ocean Prediction SYNOP Program. The objective of the research was to increase our understanding of the structure, energetics and dynamics of the Gulf Stream in the western portion of the SYNOP study area, which is between 75 deg W and 67 deg W, where Gulf Stream meanders are of large amplitude and still growing, and where the activity of the adjacent ring and eddy field is vigorous. To address this objective, direct measurements were made with an array of current meter moorings and inverted echo sounders IESs with bottom pressure sensors, arranged to observe the oceanic time- varying velocity, temperature, and pressure fields on a three dimensional grid of sites.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE