Accession Number:

ADA329268

Title:

An Investigation of the Poleward Undercurrent over the Continental Margin of North America.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiles from transects across the continental margin, from 34 degrees N to 51 degrees N during the summer of 1995, were analyzed. A subsurface undercurrent was observed in 86 of 110 sections with speed greater than 5 cmsecond and thickness greater than 100 m at 200 m. The mean poleward flow was 20 cmsecond. The data suggest continuity of the undercurrent over the entire latitude and range.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE