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dc.contributor.advisorRamp, Steven R.
dc.contributor.advisorRosenfeld, Leslie K.
dc.contributor.authorSielbeck, Stephen L.
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T21:59:06Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T21:59:06Z
dc.date.issued1991-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/26399
dc.description.abstractCurrent meter data were collected from moorings on the 800 and 1800 m isobaths on the continental slope off Point Sur, California at 100, 350, and 500 m depth and at 1000 m depth on the 1800 m isobath. Complex demodulation and spectral techniques were used to study the distribution of tidal energy at the diurnal and semidiurnal frequencies, and to study the size, rotation and orientation of the tidal current ellipses. At mooring P2 (800 m) the observed diurnal energy increased with depth for each of the 17 months of data analyzed, and the semidiurnal energy likewise increased with depth for 14 of the 17 months. The observations were studied using the theory of bottom trapped waves in a rotating stratified fluid (Rhines, 1970).en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/bottomtrappedwav1094526399
dc.format.extent62 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleBottom trapped waves at tidal frequencies off Point Sur, California.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Oceanography
dc.subject.authorbottom trapped wavesen_US
dc.subject.authordiurnalen_US
dc.subject.authorsemidiurnalen_US
dc.subject.authorcontinental slope currentsen_US
dc.subject.authortidal currentsen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Coast Guarden_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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