Accession Number : AD0836879

Title :   STUDY OF VARIATION IN FLOW THROUGH STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Sears, Johnny Marion

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Averaged oceanographic station data are used to describe the seasonal variation of salinity and temperature in the Strait of Gibraltar area. Seasonal sections of salinity suggest that winter is the season of maximum outflow of the Mediterranean Water, and that summer is the season of maximum inflow of the Atlantic Water. The seasonal sections show how the high salinity water is deflected to the north along the Iberian Peninsula, and show that the salinity maximum near 1000 meters, west of Portugal, is maintained through all seasons. The seasonal currents of the bottom layer west of the sill are computed. These are used with the cross-sectional area across the strait to compute the seasonal mass transport, of the outflowing layer. The total annual outflow thus obtained compares favorably with earlier calculations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, GIBRALTAR STRAIT), OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, SALINITY, SEA WATER, OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, SAMPLING, OCEAN MODELS, SEA BREEZE, TEMPERATURE, MASS TRANSFER, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, SPAIN, ATLANTIC OCEAN, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, THESES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE