Comparison of ADCP and Geostrophic Current Profiles Referenced to Fixed Depths or Isopycnals at the Entrance to the Gulf of California

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Comparison of ADCP and Geostrophic Current Profiles Referenced to Fixed Depths or Isopycnals at the Entrance to the Gulf of California

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dc.contributor.author Rivers, Matthew A.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-24T17:12:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-24T17:12:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/20475
dc.description Senior thesis written for Oceanography 444 en_US
dc.description.abstract [Author's Abstract] Geostrophic currents are a balance of a pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force (due to the Earth’s rotation). Scientists historically have used a variety of assumptions to reference geostrophic current profiles, often a particular depth or density. An alternative is to use directly measured currents from an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), together with ship speed measured from GPS navigational fixes, to provide a reference for geostrophic currents. In this study the geostrophic currents are compared, using different reference depths, with the ADCP recorded currents. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings from the University of Washington School of Oceanography Senior Thesis, Academic Year 2011-2012;
dc.subject Ocean circulation en_US
dc.subject Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler en_US
dc.subject Ocean currents--Measurement--Eastern Tropical North Pacific Ocean en_US
dc.title Comparison of ADCP and Geostrophic Current Profiles Referenced to Fixed Depths or Isopycnals at the Entrance to the Gulf of California en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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