Accession Number : AD0694420

Title :   CHARACTERISTIC PATTERNS OF RIVER OUTFLOW IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Walsh,Don

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 242

Abstract : This was a two-year investigation of the Mississippi River discharge processes into the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of South and Southwest passes. The river discharge regime was found to follow certain patterns which permitted breaking the study down into three major steps: the river as an estuary, the river discharge as a jet and the turbulent mixing of the discharge with more dense ocean waters offshore. This work was conducted in support of NASA requirements to evaluate the use of remote sensors for the conduct of oceanographic studies from spacecraft. Aircraft mounted sensors were used in this investigation and valuable insight was gained into their potential for oceanography. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHY, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE), (*RIVERS, MISSISSIPPI), (*MEXICO GULF, HYDROLOGY), FLOW FIELDS, TURBULENCE, DETECTORS, PATTERN RECOGNITION, PREDICTIONS, INTERACTIONS, MEASUREMENT, SURFACE PROPERTIES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE