AN ANALYTICAL SEA CURRENT MODEL FOR COASTAL REGIONS WITH APPLICATION TO THE NEW YORK BIGHT
Seasonal coastal currents on a continental shelf are modeled for use in Search and Rescue planning. The model considers a balance of Coriolis, pressure gradient, and frictional forces. Input parameters are the climatological wind and density fields. Comparison of results to currents depicted on climatological atlases for the New York Bight indicates the validity of the approach. In this light, one might extend this approach to other geographical regions where analogous oceanographic conditions prevail.
United States Coast GuardOceanographic Unit
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Bishop, J M
- Publication Date: 1975-9
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Coasts; Density; Differential equations; Equations of motion; Friction; Mathematical models; Ocean currents; Pressure; Search and rescue operations; Seasons; Stresses; Velocity; Wind
- Uncontrolled Terms: Coastal regions; Coriolis force; Seasonal variations
- Geographic Terms: New York (State)
- Old TRIS Terms: Wind velocity
- Subject Areas: Hydraulics and Hydrology;
- Accession Number: 00092989
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CGOU-TR-75-2 Tech. Rpt.
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Nov 18 1976 12:00AM