Accession Number : ADA293740

Title :   Pegasus in the Sea of Cortes Area (PESCAR) Pegasus Data Report for PESCAR Cruises in April and December 1992.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Garfield, Newell ; Collins, Curtis A. ; Rago, Thomas A. ; Mascarenhas, Affonso ; Devora, Antonio S.

PDF Url : ADA293740

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : Results of direct ocean current measurements at the entrance of the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortes) are presented. Velocity measurements were made using an acoustically-tracked dropsonde called Pegasus at six sites across the entrance to the Gulf. 49 Pegasus deployments were completed over the course of two oceanographic cruises in April 1992 and December 1992/January 1993. During each cruise two complete velocity transections were obtained, providing four independent realizations of the current structure. The data herein are presented by Pegasus deployment site as six sets of mean and individual velocity profiles. (AN)

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *CALIFORNIA GULF, VELOCITY, DEPLOYMENT, DEPTH, BATHYMETRY, PROFILES, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, DATA ACQUISITION, TABLES(DATA), STANDARD DEVIATION, TRANSPONDERS, ACOUSTIC TRACKING, MEXICO, DROPSONDES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE