Accession Number : AD0757248

Title :   California Undercurrent Reconnaissance Between Monterey and Santa Barbara.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Molnar,David Louis

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : Continuous temperature and salinity profiles were made on nine sections of stations between Monterey and Santa Barbara to locate the California undercurrent. Temperature-salinity relations across all sections indicated the presence of southern water characteristic of the undercurrent. Tongues of high temperature water were found to extend northward implying northward and southward flow both at 200 and 300 meters. The sudden fall of isotherms coupled with a rise in isohalines across sections seven and eight together with the observation of numerous temperature inversions indicated the influx of warm, salty water from the south. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, CALIFORNIA), TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, CURVE FITTING, GRAPHICS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE