Accession Number : AD0841649

Title :   ASWEPS SHALLOW WATER INVESTIGATION - VIRGINIA CAPES AREA, FEBRUARY - MARCH 1967.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS OCEANOGRAPHIC PREDICTION DIV

Personal Author(s) : Fisher, Alvan, Jr

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The thermal structure of a rectangular area approximately 130 kilometers on a slide over the Continental Shelf seaward of the Virginia Capes was investigated between 24 February and 11 March 1967. Sea surface temperature patterns agree with previous surveys in that isotherm orientation generally paralleled the coast with highest temperatures observed offshore. Zero or positive vertical temperature gradients predominated, but some transient negative gradients occurred. Warm water in the southeastern quadrant of the survey area is probably Gulf Stream water advected northwestward into the survey area. The warm water moved northward during the survey. Chesapeake Bay discharge flowed seaward south of Cape Henry. On the basis of this survey, the development of thermal structure prediction techniques appears feasible providing a knowledge of local conditions and sufficient synoptic data are available. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SEA WATER, *THERMOCLINES, SHALLOW WATER, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, PREDICTIONS, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, VELOCITY, RADIOMETERS, AIRBORNE, CHESAPEAKE BAY, SALINITY, GULFS, VIRGINIA, DATA PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE