Accession Number : AD0712794

Title :   LONG WAVE STUDY OF MONTEREY BAY.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lynch,Thomas John

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Monterey Bay, on the west coast of the United States, is unique in that it is a large, symmmetric, semi-elliptical bay divided north and south by the deep Monterey Canyon. The effect of the canyon on seiching within the bay and on long wave oscillations within the bay was studied by analyzing synchronized wave records at each end of the bay. Power spectra and cross spectra calculated for five periods selected from six months continuous data indicate the Monterey Canyon has a profound effect on the bay's oscillating characteristics. The canyon appears to act as an impedence barrier dividing the bay into two independent oscillating basins each having recurring long-period waves which persists during significant long-wave activity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, BAYS), CONTINENTAL SHELVES, DETECTORS, OSCILLATION, RECORDING SYSTEMS, POWER SPECTRA, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE