Accession Number : AD0265991

Title :   CURRENT STUDIES OFF PLANTAGENET BANK

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV DOBBS FERRY N Y HUDSON LABS

Personal Author(s) : BRUCE,JOHN G.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A series of current measurements were made southwest of Plantagenet Bank, Bermuda from October 518, 1959, at various depths ranging from 5 fathoms to the bottom in water depths of from 40 to over 100 fathoms. With the exception of the bottom measureme ts which ere m de with a camera type current meter, all the current measurements were made with parach te drogues. The magnitude of the currents ranged from 1 knot at 5 fathoms to less than 0.02 knot just off the bottom and the direction of flow was generally southeast. The somewhat erratic behavior in the movement of the drogues just south of the bank seemed to indicate turbulent flow in this region. The currents do not seem to be tidal in nature, but during the period of measurement flowed fairly consistently in one direction, perhaps indicating association with the G ULF Stream. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *OCEANOGRAPHY, BUOYS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, MARKERS, MEASUREMENT, OCEAN BOTTOM, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, PHOTOGRAPHS, TABLES(DATA), UNDERWATER CAMERAS, VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE