Open-File Report 2014–1041
An array of seven moorings housing current meters and oceanographic sensors was deployed for 6 months at 5 sites on the Continental Shelf and slope off Newport Beach, California, from July 2011 to January 2012. Full water-column profiles of currents were acquired at all five sites, and a profile of water-column temperature was also acquired at two of the five sites for the duration of the deployment. In conjunction with this deployment, the Orange County Sanitation District deployed four bottom platforms with current meters on the San Pedro Shelf, and these meters provided water-column profiles of currents. The data from this program will provide the basis for an investigation of the interaction between the deep water flow over the slope and the internal tide on the Continental Shelf.
First posted March 31, 2014
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Rosenberger, Kurt, Noble, M.A. and Norris, B.K., 2013, Measurements of Slope Currents and Internal Tides on the Continental Shelf and Slope off Newport Beach, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1041, 65 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141041.
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