Accession Number : AD0609853

Title :   DEEP CURRENT MEASUREMENTS NORTH OF PUERTO RICO,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Bruce,John G. ,Jr.

Report Date : JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Deep current measurements were made north of Puerto Rico from October to November 1961 using neutrallybuoyant floats, drogues, and hydrographic stations. In general, random currents were found above 1500 meters with the greatest instantaneous current speed being approximately 15 cm/sec. Between 1500 meters and 4500 m. the flow was generally towards the east with little apparent turbulence and with a maximum current between 1500-2000 meters of approximately 10-12 cm/sec.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, MEASUREMENT), (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, ATLANTIC OCEAN), PUERTO RICO, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, OXYGEN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE