Accession Number : ADA327180

Title :   Frontal Subduction.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jan 90-31 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Rudnick, Daniel L.

PDF Url : ADA327180

Report Date : 01 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This grant provided support for the collection, analysis, and publication of results from the Subduction Accelerated Research Initiative. The hypothesis of this contribution to the Subduction experiment was that downward fluxes at fronts may provide a major source of surface water to the interior of the ocean. This hypothesis was addressed using a trio of surveys of the Azores Front in the North Atlantic done in May 1991 and March 1992. These surveys were made using a towed vehicle (SeaSoar) equipped with a conductivity-temperature-depth profiler and a shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler.

Descriptors :   *HYPOTHESES, *GEOSTROPHIC CURRENTS, VORTICES, SURVEYS, SURFACE WATERS, SHIPBOARD, DOPPLER SYSTEMS, HEAT FLUX, TOWED VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE