Accession Number : AD0609714

Title :   NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY DATA COLLECTED IN 1963,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Gaul,R. D. ; Boykin,R. E.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The survey region extends from the Mississippi Delta to Cape San Blas (about 200 nautical miles) and offshore to the 200 fathom depth contour (50 to 70 nautical miles). The surveys serve two primary purposes. One is to provide 'background' information on the physical environment over the shelf to aid in interpretation of phenomena observed in the vicinity of nearshore platforms off Panama City (Gaul, et al, 1963). The second is to study the distribution of physical properties as related to circulation over and outside the shelf. Studies of environmental influences on the distribution and occurrence of pelagic fishes (Vick, 1964) and 'fouling' organisms (Gaul and Vick, 1964; Pequegnat, Gaul and Dean, 1964) also depend on survey data.

Descriptors :   (*HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, MEXICO GULF), (*OCEANOGRAPHY, MEXICO GULF), OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, DEPTH FINDING, MAPS, TABLES(DATA), GRAPHICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE