Accession Number : ADP002664

Title :   The Eddy Field of the Central North Atlantic,

Corporate Author : KIEL UNIV (GERMANY F R) INST FUER MEERESKUNDE

Personal Author(s) : Krauss,W.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Sixty-eight satellite-tracked buoys were released in the western and central North Atlantic during 1981 and 1982. Mean velocity values and the variance about the mean were calculated for 20 selected areas. The mean velocities confirm the large-scale gyre circulation. The velocity variance decreases toward the east and south. East of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge the eddy kinetic energy reaches values of about 200 sq cm/s at 500 N, but only 50 sq cm/s at 30 N.

Descriptors :   *Ocean currents, North Atlantic Ocean, Eddies(Fluid mechanics), Buoys, Drift, Velocity, Kinetic energy, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE