Accession Number : AD0767047

Title :   An Investigation of the Interaction Between the Gulf Stream and the New England Seamount Chain. Data Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Vastano,Andrew C. ; Warren,Bruce A.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 515

Abstract : The data compiled in the report were collected on the twenty-second research cruise of R. V. KNORR, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, E. H. Hiller, master and bears on the interaction of the Gulf Stream and the New England Seamount Chain. The field project was conducted in three separate phases: (1) a rapid survey with expendable bathythermographs (XBT's) to locate and trace the path of the Gulf Stream; (2) the deployment of seven current meters in single meter moorings along a line perpendicular to the indicated Gulf Stream track upstream of the seamount chain, 200 meters off the bottom at depths of approximately 4800 meters; and (3) a hydrographic survey in the vicinity of the Kelvin and Atlantis II seamounts. In all, 211 XBT's were taken and 111 STD stations (with water samples) were occupied during the cruise. The bathymetry, read from fathometer records, was corrected for local variations in the vertical distribution of sound velocity.

Descriptors :   (*GULF STREAM, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA), OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, DEPTH FINDING, PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, SOUND TRANSMISSION, POTENTIAL ENERGY, ATLANTIC OCEAN, UNDERWATER SOUND, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE