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dc.contributor.authorRivers, Matthew A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-24T17:12:23Z
dc.date.available2012-08-24T17:12:23Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/20475
dc.descriptionSenior thesis written for Oceanography 444en_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
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings from the University of Washington School of Oceanography Senior Thesis, Academic Year 2011-2012;
dc.subjectOcean circulationen_US
dc.subjectAcoustic Doppler Current Profileren_US
dc.subjectOcean currents--Measurement--Eastern Tropical North Pacific Oceanen_US
dc.titleComparison of ADCP and Geostrophic Current Profiles Referenced to Fixed Depths or Isopycnals at the Entrance to the Gulf of Californiaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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