Accession Number : AD0710427

Title :   TRANSPORT AND VELOCITY OF THE GULF STREAM AT CAPE HATTERAS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON NARRAGANSETT MARINE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Richardson,Philip L. ; Knauss,John A.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : Despite numerous measurements of the transport of the Gulf Stream the true value of its transport remains in question. The uncertainty is due to the many assumptions and approximations employed in the geostrophic calculation of transport. In order to make a reliable determination of total transport Dr. John A. Knauss led in July 1967 a research cruise to the Gulf Stream at Cape Hatteras and made a series of direct transport and hydrographic measurements. The work presented here is an analysis of the information obtained on this cruise in order to determine the total transport of the Gulf Stream and to determine the velocity field of the subsurface currents at Cape Hatteras. Measurements were made with 'transport floats,' free falling instrument packages similar to those developed by Richardson and Schmitz for direct transport measurements in the Straits of Florida. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GULF STREAM, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES), VELOCITY, FLUID FLOW, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OXYGEN, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, ANOMALIES, FLOATS, NORTH CAROLINA, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE