Accession Number : AD0749042

Title :   GEK Measurements of Surface Currents in Monterey Bay 1971.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Terry Duane

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : Utilizing the geomagnetic electrokinetograph (GEK), surface currents in Monterey Bay were determined for five distinct cruises, each in a different portion of the bay, during the period November to December 1971. These cruises, using the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) research vessel R/V Acania, yielded a total of 90 current speeds ranging from a low of 2.56 cm/sec to a high of 58.16 cm/sec. The direction of the current vectors were compared with currents inferred from the 10C and 12C mean isothermal surfaces. The isothermal surface data used was both of a historical and synoptic nature, the latter being obtained during the November-December 1971 time frame. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, *GEK DATA), VELOCITY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DATA PROCESSING, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE