Accession Number : ADA112293

Title :   Pacific Area Current Charts.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Mooney,Kenneth A. ; Summy,Alan D.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : A monthly mean sea current was calculated for the west coast of the United States and the Hawaiian Islands area on a spatial grid of 1 deg by 1 deg. These mean geostrophic velocities were computer generated from dynamic height data obtained from the National Oceanographic Data Center. A method employing two-dimensional spline fits of spatially and temporally random hydrographic data was developed to determine the monthly averaged geostrophic currents. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ocean currents, Velocity, North Pacific Ocean, Seasonal variations, Washington(State), Oregon, California, Hawaii, Coastal regions, Drift, Sea water, Oceanographic data, Data reduction, Spatial distribution, Temperature, Salinity, Density, Ocean waves, Height, Anomalies

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE