Accession Number : AD0749077

Title :   Seasonal Variations of Coastal Currents off the Oregon-Northern California Coast.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Whitson,William Frederick

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Seasonal longshore flow patterns are examined at four points along the Oregon-Northern California coast. Summer and winter activity is examined as far seaward as 25 nautical miles and as deep as 200 meters. Long-term mean hydrographic data are used to determine geostrophic velocities. A nearshore baroclinic southward flow is observed at each of the points during the summer. Winter currents are generally very small and largely barotropic in nature. Seasonal volume transports are presented based on data from moored current meters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS), FLUID FLOW, VELOCITY, STATISTICAL DATA, VOLUME, THESES, COASTAL REGIONS, OREGON, CALIFORNIA, NAVAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE