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dc.contributor.advisorRosenfeld, Leslie K.
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Kelly E.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:30:24Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:30:24Z
dc.date.issued2003-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1057
dc.description.abstractIn conjunction with the Huntington Beach Phase III Investigation, the diurnal variability in the wind and ocean currents from July 1 - October 12, 2001 over the San Pedro Shelf is investigated. Results suggest that the diurnal currents are driven by the diurnal winds but that the strength of the ocean response is modulated by the low frequency flow regime. The spectral peak of the near-surface currents is at the diurnal frequency, which is below the inertial frequency (1.107 cpd). The diurnal currents are surface-intensified, decaying with depth to a minimum at 10-13 m and increasing slightly in strength below that. The near-surface diurnal currents are in phase across the shelf, and are close to in phase with the winds over the shelf. The amplitude modulation of the diurnal energy of the ocean currents is correlated with the direction of the low frequency flow along the shelf;the energy is enhanced when the flow is equatorward, and weak when the flow is poleward. The amplitudes of the diurnal near-surface currents are also correlated with the diurnal winds. However, the low frequency currents and winds are not well correlated.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/aninvestigationo109451057
dc.format.extentxvi, 88 p. : ill. (some col.)en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshDiurnal variationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshOcean currentsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSea breezeen_US
dc.titleAn investigation of diurnal variability in wind and ocean currents off Huntington Beach, Californiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology and Oceanography
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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