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dc.contributor.advisorBatteen, Mary L.
dc.contributor.authorBeasley, Michael E.
dc.dateDecember 1987
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T00:28:01Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T00:28:01Z
dc.date.issued1987-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/22662
dc.description.abstractChanges in the flow pattern of the California Current System (CCS) in a relatively short time period (~ one week) are investigated. The offshore flow pattern changed orientation from southwestward to southward and a cool filament seen previously was no longer discernible. The nearshore flow pattern changed from a predominantly southward to a northward flow. The changes occurred between two OPTOMA cruises conducted in the summer of 1986. Two possible causes are investigated for these changes: 1) a change in the poleward undercurrent of the CCS, and 2) a change in the coastal winds. Analysis of cross-sections of the poleward undercurrent indicate that it remained subsurface throughout the cruises. Analysis of wind data indicate that southward winds were the dominant wind pattern throughout the first cruise. Wind data from a moored buoy off Point Arena indicate northward winds (i.e., wind reversals) following the first cruise, which could be associated with the changes in the flow patterns of the CCS.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/changesincalifor1094522662
dc.format.extent71 p.: ill.en_US
dc.language.isoen_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.lcshOceanographyen_US
dc.titleChanges in the California current system observed off northern California during July-August 1986en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMooers, C. N. K.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorCalifornia Current System description - 1986en_US
dc.subject.authorUpwellingen_US
dc.subject.authorCCS jetsen_US
dc.description.funderChief of Naval Research N0001487WR4E001 61135N, RRo14-01, 10P-011en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS 68-88-002
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOceangraphyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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