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Meridional mixing of water masses in the Kuroshio Extension: Origins of North Pacific Intermediate Water anomalies
[author abstract] Freshwater layers were discovered at intermediate depths north of the Kuroshio Extension front in February 2013. The anomalous layers of freshwater were determined to have originated in the Sea of Okhotsk, where sea ice and vertical tidal mixing create Okhotsk Sea Mode Water (OSMW). OSMW is the coldest ...
Investigation of the Equatorial Undercurrent on the eastern side of the Galapagos Islands
The Equatorial Undercurrent, or EUC, flows eastward throughout most of the Pacific Basin and acts as a conduit for water mass conservation in the equatorial region. The Galapagos Islands sit atop a platform located in the middle of the EUC path, which acts as a barrier to the EUC flow. To better define the flow, I gathered ...
Freshwater flux and mixing of a highly glaciated fjord: Glacier Bay, Alaska
(School of Oceanography, University of Washington, 2008-06-19)
Drifter buoys were released in six locations in Glacier Bay to determine the amount of freshwater input into the bay. After correcting for tidal and wind activity, the number calculated is 1/5 of the amount predicted.
Circulation patterns and processes in Barkley Sound, Vancouver, BC
[author abstract]This study attempts to analyze the circulation patterns within Barkley Sound, British Columbia, and to better understand these underlying processes. Conductivity, temperature, and depth profiles were taken at various stations throughout the sound to determine vertical profiles of temperature, salinity, ...
Comparison of ADCP and Geostrophic Current Profiles Referenced to Fixed Depths or Isopycnals at the Entrance to the Gulf of California
[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 ...