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dc.contributor.advisorRosenfeld, Leslie K.
dc.contributor.advisorPaduan, Jeffrey D.
dc.contributor.authorPetruncio, Emil T.
dc.dateDecember 1993
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-03T21:14:10Z
dc.date.available2015-02-03T21:14:10Z
dc.date.issued1993-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44439
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA first order description of tidal heights and currents in Monterey Bay is provided. Analysis of sea level records indicate that a mixed, predominantly semidiurnal tide nearly co-oscillates within the bay. Analysis of month-long moored ADCP records obtained in the winter and summer of 1992 reveals that tidal-band currents account for approximately 50 percent of the total current variance in the upper ocean (20-200 m). A relatively strong (7 cm/s) fortnightly tide (MSf) is present in both seasons. Considerable rotation of the semidiurnal ellipse orientations occurs with depth during both seasons. A month- long record of surface current measurements obtained with CODAR, an HF radar system, during September 1992 reveals that the Monterey Submarine Canyon clearly influences the strength and direction of semidiurnal (M2) tidal currents. Good agreement exists between the strength and orientation of ADCP- and CODAR-derived tidal ellipses, with the exception of the constituent K1. Large, spatially uniform K1 surface currents (20-30 cm/s) appear to be the result of diurnal sea breeze forcing.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/characterization1094544439
dc.format.extentvi, 119 p.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. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleCharacterization of tidal currents in Monterey Bay from remote and in-situ measurementsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Oceanography
dc.subject.authorMonterey Bayen_US
dc.subject.authorMonterey submarine canyonen_US
dc.subject.authorSea levelen_US
dc.subject.authorTidesen_US
dc.subject.authorCurrentsen_US
dc.subject.authorCODARen_US
dc.subject.authorHF radaren_US
dc.subject.authorADCPen_US
dc.subject.authorInternal wavesen_US
dc.subject.authorRemote sensingen_US
dc.subject.authorSea breezeen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMaster'sen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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