Publication:
Long wave study of Monterey Bay

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Authors
Lynch, Thomas John
Subjects
Monterey Bay
Long wave
Seiching
Power spectra
Cross spectra
Advisors
Thornton, Edward B.
Date of Issue
1970-09
Date
September 1970
Publisher
Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Monterey Bay, on the west coast of the United States, is unique in that it is a large, symmetric, semi-elliptical bay divided north and south by the deep Monterey Canyon. The effect of the canyon on seiching within the bay and on long wave oscillations within the bay was studied by analyzing synchronized wave records at each end of the bay. Power spectra and cross spectra calculated for five periods selected from six months continuous data indicate the Monterey Canyon has a profound effect on the bay's oscillating characteristics. The canyon appears to act as an impedence barrier dividing the bay into two independent oscillating basins each having recurring long-period waves which persist during significant long-wave activity.
Type
Thesis
Description
Series/Report No
Department
Oceanography (OC)
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
Sponsors
Funder
Format
Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Collections