Accession Number : AD0822423

Title :   PROPERTIES OF THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM INFERRED FROM AIRCRAFT OBSERVATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Pickett, R. L.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Positions of the northern edge of the Gulf Stream between 65 and 75 deg W were obtained with an airborne infrared radiation thermometer. The data were analyzed to yield a statistical picture of the Gulf Stream. The results show that the Stream has meanders that average 520 km in length and move from west to east at 15 cm/sec. The wavelengths and speeds tend to fit a model in which potential vorticity is conserved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, ATLANTIC OCEAN), (*INFRARED TRACKING, OCEAN CURRENTS), (*GULF STREAM, POSITION FINDING), AIRBORNE, INFRARED EQUIPMENT, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SEA WATER, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, INFRARED RADIATION, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, THERMOMETERS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, FLUID DYNAMICS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE