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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Oceanographic Unit
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bishop, J M
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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