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dc.contributor.advisorBoston, Noël
dc.contributor.authorMaratos, Alexander
dc.dateSeptember 1971
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T23:25:32Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T23:25:32Z
dc.date.issued1971-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/15925
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractObservations of the spacing and angle of windrows with respect to the wind speed and direction were conducted in Monterey Bay, using aerial photographs taken of windrow accumulations on 13, 20, 2 7 April and 3, 11 May 1971. The spacing of windrows was found to depend upon wind speed. These windrows are indicative of the presence of helical vortices in the surface waters, and the data support Langmuir's contention that the vortices are wind-driven. Deflection angles showed small variation to the left and right of the wind with 0° being the most common angle . No correlation was round between depth of the thermocline and row spacing. The Langmuir circulation investigated in Monterey Bay showed a cellular pattern with vertical velocities of 2.2 cm/sec downward in the area of convergence and 0.8 cm/sec upward in the area of divergence, at a wind speed of 6.0 m/sec.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/studyofnearshore00mara
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner
dc.subject.lcshOceanographyen_US
dc.titleStudy of the near shore surface characteristics of windrows and Langmuir circulation in Monterey Bay.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorwindrows
dc.subject.authorLangmuir circulation
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, Greek Navy
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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