Accession Number : ADP001041

Title :   Review of Gulf Stream Measurements in the Region South of New England,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Bryden,Harry L.

Report Date : APR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Despite much past work, there remains a need for new measurements in the Gulf Stream as it flows eastward in the region south of New England to determine its structure and understand its variability. In particular, time series of direct current measurements extending from the ocean bottom up into the Gulf Stream thermocline are needed to determine whether the Gulf Stream penetrates to the bottom and to define its transport characteristics. Also, array measurements of current and temperature are needed both in the thermocline and in the deep water to understand the origin of fluctuations in the Gulf Stream and their effects on the mean circulation. Such measurements are now being planned as part of the Gulf Stream Observations (GUSTO) program.

Descriptors :   *Gulf Stream, North(Direction), Ocean currents, Temperature, Variations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE