Accession Number : ADA296188

Title :   Circulation Studies Over the Continental Shelf and Slope Near the Farallon Islands, California. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Ramp, Steve R. ; Garfield, Newell ; Collins, Curtis A. ; Rosenfeld, Leslie K. ; Schwing, Franklin

PDF Url : ADA296188

Report Date : 20 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A series of five hydrographic and acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) cruises were carried out during February, May, August, and November 1991 and February 1992 over the continental shelf and slope in the vicinity of the Farallon Islands, CA. The purpose of the five cruises was to describe the general circulation in the region throughout the year, particularly as it would affect the dispersal of dredged materials released in the study region. The approach during each cruise was to occupy a grid of closely spaced conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) stations across the shelf and slope, while making continuous direct current observations using a hull-mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP). (AN)

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *CONTINENTAL SHELVES, *CONTINENTAL SLOPES, OCEAN SURFACE, GRIDS, DEPTH, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, PROFILES, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, CLIMATE, WIND VELOCITY, CALIFORNIA, DOPPLER SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, SALINITY, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SEA STATES, MARINE METEOROLOGY, WATER MASSES, DREDGED MATERIALS, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, WIND STRESS, DOPPLER EFFECT, ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, SAN FRANCISCO BAY.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE