Accession Number : AD0659503

Title :   TIDAL VARIATION OF HYDROGRAPHY OF BLOCK ISLAND SOUND OBSERVED IN AUGUST 1965.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LAMONT GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY PALISADES N Y

Personal Author(s) : Ichiye,Takashi

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : A hydrographic survey of Block Island was made on August 17th to 19th on board the R/V UCONN and the CONRAD, JR. The two ships made several runs of two triangular circuits of stations, measuring temperature and salinity at all stations. The change of temperature and salinity due to tides reaches maximum at the deep layer in the center of the southern channel. The water of low temperature and low salinity flows into the sound from Newport Bight through the eastern channel during the flood and flows out through the southern channel during the ebb. The water of lower temperature and high salinity enters the sound through the southern channel during the flood and flows out along the northern coast of the eastern channel during the ebb. A simple mathematical model of Lagrangian method on mixing of water masses in the sound is proposed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TIDES, *HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING), SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ISLANDS, SOUNDS(WATERWAYS), WATER, MOTION, SALINOMETERS, WIND

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE