Accession Number : AD0831061

Title :   OCEANOGRAPHIC SURVEY RESULTS OFF POINT ARGUELLO, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY AND NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1964.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Robert W.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : NAVOCEANO conducted two oceanographic surveys in the ocean area off Point Arguello, California, one in January and one in November-December 1964. The primary purpose of the surveys was to investigate the currents of the area; however, standard Nansen casts were taken, and bottom sediment and plankton samples were obtained. Parachute current drogues were principally used to describe current movement off Point Arguello. A strong westerly flow along the northern portion of Santa Barbara Channel was noted in the surface layers. A corresponding easterly flowing current also was noted in the southern portion of the channel. The major features of the surface flow appeared to be a counterclockwise rotating eddy just off Point Arguello and a deflection of the California Current due to the influence of Rodriquez Dome. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHY, CALIFORNIA), (*OCEAN CURRENTS, PACIFIC OCEAN), SEDIMENTATION, PLANKTON, SALINITY, SURFACE PROPERTIES, DEFLECTION, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, SAMPLERS, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DISTRIBUTION, OXYGEN, PHOSPHATES, SILICATES, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, TABLES(DATA).

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE