Accession Number : ADA329268

Title :   An Investigation of the Poleward Undercurrent over the Continental Margin of North America.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Smith, R. L. ; Kosro, P. M.

PDF Url : ADA329268

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Acoustic Doppler Current Profiles from transects across the continental margin, from 34 degrees N to 51 degrees N during the summer of 1995, were analyzed. A subsurface undercurrent was observed in 86 of 110 sections with speed greater than 5 cm/second and thickness greater than 100 m at 200 m. The mean poleward flow was 20 cm/second. The data suggest continuity of the undercurrent over the entire latitude and range.

Descriptors :   *CURRENTS, *OCEANOGRAPHY, ACOUSTIC WAVES, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, PROFILES, CALIFORNIA, CONTINUITY, NORTH AMERICA, DOPPLER EFFECT, LATITUDE.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE