Accession Number : AD0676838

Title :   CURRENTS AT HARBOR BEACH, MICHIGAN.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : UNITED STATES LAKE SURVEY DETROIT MICH

Personal Author(s) : Saylor,James H.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Currents at Harbor Beach, Michigan were measured using drogue and dye techniques. The measurements showed two patterns of harbor currents depending on the direction of current flow along the shore of Lake Huron. Strong, northerly wind caused southward-flowing currents along the shore of the lake, Southward currents along the shore side of the harbor, and good harbor flushing. Wind from directions other than northerly was associated with northward-flowing currents along the shore of the lake and sluggish, northward currents through the harbor. The pattern of northward harbor currents occurred about 75 percent of the investigating period and it was concluded that the prevailing nearshore currents at this location on Lake Huron are northward. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROLOGY, HARBORS), (*LAKES, FLUID FLOW), WIND, DYES, FLUORESCENCE, DETECTION, TRACER STUDIES, SAMPLING, FLOATS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, MICHIGAN

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE