A COMPARISON BETWEEN WIND AND CURRENT OBSERVATIONS OVER THE CONTINENTAL SHELF OFF OREGON, SUMMER 1969

Wind and current observations made over the continental shelf off Oregon in the summer of 1969 are compared. It is demonstrated that the wind and current are related at periods longer than 2 days. The wind and current data are both filtered to suppress variations of diurnal and higher frequencies. The current behaves similarly to the wind when the wind varies slowly. The amplitude of the current fluctuations seems to depend on the stratification of the water. The current is roughly parallel to the local bottom contours. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 77, No. 18, pp 3215-3219, June 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Department of Oceanography
    Corvallis, OR  USA  97331
  • Authors:
    • Huyer, A
    • Pattullo, J G
  • Publication Date: 1972-3-16

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Ref 72-21
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1974 12:00AM