Accession Number : ADP001049

Title :   An Analysis of the Potential Vorticity Distribution across the Gulf Stream,


Personal Author(s) : Johns,Elizabeth Messenger ; Watts,D. Randolph

Report Date : APR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The various terms in an equation of potential vorticity can be estimated from hydrographic sections and appropriately chosen or measured reference velocities across the Gulf Stream. Results from such an analysis are presented for a section taken in July 1967 off Cape Hatteras (Richardson, 1970) which utilized transport floats in addition to hydrographic measurements. This section was chosen for its similarity in geographic location and measurement techniques to CTD and transport float work which will be done in July 1982 on the R/V Endeavor.

Descriptors :   *Vortices, Gulf Stream, Velocity, Temperature, Circulation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE