Accession Number : AD0731705

Title :   The Baroclinic Structure of the Florida Current.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Stubbs,William Olan , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Nine consecutive days of free-fall, STD data are analyzed in a study of the baroclinic structure of the Florida Current. Mean values averaged over the nine days are used to reduce tidal aliasing. A southward flow is confirmed during the nine day period. Based on this data and previous works, the southward flow appears to be of a transient nature. Comparison of the directly measured and geostrophically computed current and transport indicates that the Florida Current is essentially in geostrophic balance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, ATLANTIC OCEAN), LAMINAR FLOW, PRESSURE, DENSITY, VELOCITY, SEDIMENTATION, SALINITY, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, FLORIDA STRAIT, GULF STREAM, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE