Accession Number : ADP001058

Title :   Synoptic Measurements of Sea Surface Temperatures in the Gulf Stream Frontal Zone between Savannah, Georgia and Cape Hatteras, North Carolina,


Personal Author(s) : Seay,Cynthia M.

Report Date : APR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : In 1979, an observational study of meanders along the western edge of the Gulf Stream was conducted between Savannah, GA and Cape Hatteras, NC. This research, a portion of the Gulf Stream Meanders Experiment, was designed to investigate the structure, movement and evolution of mesoscale fluctuations in this region of the Stream. The results of this study indicate that large-amplitude, wave-like meander patterns observed in the SST field between Savannah, GA and Cape Hatteras, NC are reliable indicators of subsurface meandering of the Gulf Stream during typical wintertime conditions.

Descriptors :   *Gulf Stream, Fronts(Oceanography), Ocean currents, Velocity, Temperature, Waves

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