Accession Number : AD0814900

Title :   OCEANOGRAPHIC CRUISE SUMMARY SALVOPS VIEQUES, USS HOIST (ARS-40).

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Underwood, James W.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An oceanographic survey was conducted off the eastern tip of Vieques Island during August 1966. The purpose of the survey was to obtain current, bottom sediment, and underwater photographic data for immediate use by U. S. Navy divers working in the area. Only current data were obtained in sufficient quantity to be useful. Observed currents were predominantly tidal with a nearly constant phase relationship between maximum flood and ebb and predicted high and low tides. Observed currents also were significantly stronger than predicted currents and times of maximum flood and ebb occurred later than predicted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, PUERTO RICO), OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, SEDIMENTATION, UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY, TIDES, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, SCUBA DIVERS, MARINE BIOLOGY, NAVAL VESSELS, SHALLOW WATER, CARIBBEAN SEA.

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE