Accession Number : AD0731068

Title :   High Resolution Current Profiling in the Straits of Florida.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FLA

Personal Author(s) : Dueing,Walter O. ; Johnson,Donald

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : A method is described for obtaining high resolution current profiles in areas with moderate and strong flows. Repeated profiling at two-hour intervals was conducted at three locations in the Straits of Florida. The observed profiles reveal rich details in the vertical structure of the Florida Current. The two most pronounced features are transient phenomena: a strong subsurface current maximum 4 miles west of Bimini and the occurrence of southward flow in the lower half of the water column at the western side of the Straits of Florida. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, *FLORIDA STRAIT), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, RESOLUTION, UNDERWATER

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE