Accession Number : AD0709311

Title :   THE OCEANOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS OF SEA AREAS ALONG THE COAST OF EL SALVADOR (Die Ozeanographischen Verhaeltnisse des Meeresramumes vor der Kueste el Salvadors),

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gierloff-Emden,H. G.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The greatest part of the Pacific coast of Middle America from Mexico to Costa Rica, and thereby of El Salvador, lies in the trade wind belt with purely westerly currents. Therefore, these currents, as part of the North Equatorial Currents, are westerly for the entire year and are constant and durable. The hydrographic structure of this region is described and presented in six vertical cross-sections: current velocity, temperature, salinity, oxygen, phosphate and suspended particles. Essentially used as a basis for this study are the observations made on the research ship ALBATROSS in 1947. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, PACIFIC OCEAN), (*EL SALVADOR, COASTAL REGIONS), HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, TEMPERATURE, SEA WATER, SALINITY, OXYGEN, PHOSPHATES, TROPICAL CYCLONES, PLANKTON, COLLOIDS, OCEAN BOTTOM, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE