Accession Number : ADA310619

Title :   Use of GPS-Tracked Drifters to Study Water Mass Exchange and Horizontal Dispersion near a Tidal Inlet.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 92-31 May 94,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Churchill, J. H. ; Aubrey, D. G.

PDF Url : ADA310619

Report Date : 08 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This program involved tracking surface drifters, equipped with GPS and VH electronics, in the waters near Beaufort Inlet, NC. The primary objectives were to effect improvements in drifter tracking technology and to study circulation and dynamics near Beaufort Inlet.

Descriptors :   *TIDAL CURRENTS, *OCEAN TIDES, WATER FLOW, OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEAN SURFACE, TRACKING, MASS FLOW, DRIFT, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, MASS TRANSFER, WATER MASSES, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, BEAUFORT SEA.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE