Accession Number : AD0620712

Title :   ON THE CALCULATION OF VERTICAL MOTION IN EASTERN BOUNDARY CURRENTS FROM DETERMINATIONS OF HORIZONTAL MOTION,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Arthur,Robert S.

Report Date : 05 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The vertical component of velocity in the ocean is often calculated from determinations of horizontal velocity divergence. The use of a form of the vorticity equation in the estimation of the divergence is reviewed. The frequently neglected term involving the change in relative vorticity along a streamline is important in the complex boundary currents observed along the California coast. This term and the change in planetary vorticity may contribute to the upwelling indicated by temperature measurements to the south of capes and points in Baja California. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDRODYNAMICS, OCEAN CURRENTS), (*OCEAN CURRENTS, DYNAMICS), VELOCITY, MOTION, VORTICES, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, COASTAL REGIONS, CALIFORNIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE