Accession Number : AD0682539

Title :   COMPARISON OF GEOSTROPHY WITH DIRECT MEASUREMENTS IN THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV FLA INST OF MARINE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Broida,Saul

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : Quantitative agreement between geostrophic computations and direct measurements of current and transport in the Straits of Florida is found only when observations are made under synoptic conditions. At other times, geostrophic computations often show a multiaxial structure (i.e., bands of current) not found by direct measurements. The apparent multiaxial structure is shown to be caused largely by disturbances of tidal periodicity. Accordingly, a method is presented which eliminates the tidal influence on the dynamic height anomalies. Reasonable agreement with direct measurements is obtained by the application of this method to the data from several individual experiments as well as to the profiles of a thirteen-month survey of the Florida Current. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, *FLORIDA STRAIT), TIDES, MEASUREMENT, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, VOLUME, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, VELOCITY, INTEGRALS, ANOMALIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE