Accession Number : AD0666631

Title :   INERTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WINDS AND THEIR PREDICTIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WATER MOVEMENTS OFF SOUTHWEST AFRICA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 67,

Corporate Author : OCEAN-ATMOSPHERE RESEARCH INST CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Schell,Irving I.

Report Date : 15 JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The report gives a summary of work done on correlations of the winds off the west coast of South Africa with the strength of the Benguela Current and associated upwelling as well as the northwestward penetration of the Agulhas Current water round the Cape from the Indian Ocean into the South Atlantic, from a consideration of surface temperatures during 1951-1961. Preliminary results obtained from this study are to be presented at the April 1-5 meeting of the joint American, British, German meteorological societies and the German Geophysical Society in Hamburg. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, WIND), (*OCEAN CURRENTS, AFRICA), SURFACE TEMPERATURE, DISTRIBUTION, COASTAL REGIONS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, SALINITY, PREDICTIONS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE