Accession Number : ADA182631

Title :   Vorticity Generation, Propagation, Dissipation Within Wide Sea Straits.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK MARINE SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Bowman, Malcolm J ; Wilson, R E

PDF Url : ADA182631

Report Date : 20 Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Program objectives were to study: (1) the contribution of tidally induced residual currents over strong bathymetry within wide coastal sea straights to low frequency; (2) subinertial topographic wave motion in wide stratified channels; and (3) the three dimensional structure of residual motion near a coastal promotory or island cape. An extensive field program in Dixon Entrance and northern Hecate Strait at the Alaskan-British Columbian border between April 84 - April 85. The experiment consisted of 12 months of current measurements with 59 meters on 22 taut moorings, sea level and bottom pressure measurements at 11 locations and wind measurements at several locations. Hydrographic data were gathered on quarterly array servicing cruises. Satellite thermal IR data, at the Univ. of British Columbia's Remote Sensing facility, were analyzed and used for model hypothesis testing and verification. A reprint of a paper by Bowman is included. Its title is: On the beta-Induced Coastal Trapping of a Baroclinic Eddy.

Descriptors :   *STRAITS, *OCEAN CURRENTS, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), OCEANS, OCEAN WAVES, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, DYNAMIC PRESSURE, PENINSULAS, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, BOTTOM, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, HYDROGRAPHY, ISLANDS, HYPOTHESES, MODEL TESTS, MOTION, RESIDUALS, MEASUREMENT, CURRENTS, CIRCULATION, LOW FREQUENCY, REPRINTS, SEA LEVEL

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE