Accession Number : ADP001050

Title :   Observations on the Vertical Coherence of Gulf Stream Meanders,

Corporate Author : RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON

Personal Author(s) : Johns,William E.

Report Date : APR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This paper examines the vertical coherence and structure of Gulf Stream meanders in the region just downstream of Cape Hatteras where the Stream flows down across the continental slope. Here the meanders are known to exhibit rapid spatial growth, yet the amplitudes are still small enough so that the convoluted paths associated with eddy formation may be avoided.

Descriptors :   *Ocean currents, Gulf Stream, Velocity, Temperature, Coherence, Vertical orientation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE