Accession Number : AD0666629

Title :   HYDROGRAPHIC STUDIES IN THE NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GULF SOUTH RESEARCH INST NEW IBERIA LA ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING LABS

Personal Author(s) : Drennan,Kirby L.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : The major circulatory features and distribution of physical properties in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are presented from a series of eight quasi-synoptic surveys. Seasonal changes in hydrography and circulation over the continental shelf are shown and discussed in terms of their relationship to the offshore currents, river discharge, winds, and tides. Surface current speed and direction are determined from an extensive drift bottle study and distribution of density. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, MEXICO GULF), CONTINENTAL SHELVES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, WIND, TIDES, DISTRIBUTION, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DENSITY, SAMPLING, MEASUREMENT, SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, RIVERS, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, MAPS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE