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North-Australian tropical seas circulation studyThis investigation is intended to fully address the stated objective of the TOPEX/POSEIDON mission (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1986). Hence, we intend to use TOPEX/POSEIDON altimetry data to study the large-scale circulation of the Coral Sea Basin and the Arafura Sea and the mass exchange between these and adjoining basins. We will obtain data from two such cruises in 1993 and 1994 and combine them with TOPEX/POSEIDON radar altimetry data to identify interannual and seasonal changes in: (1) the location of the major ocean currents and the South Equatorial Current bifurcation in the Coral Sea; (2) the source region of the South Tropical Counter Current (STCC); and (3) the water exchange between the Coral Sea and the adjoining seas. We will also estimate seasonal and interannual variations in the horizontal transport of mass and heat associated with near-surface geostrophic and wind-driven currents. In addition, the tidal components of the Coral Sea will be studied to provide a correction for altimetry subtidal sea level changes and to develop a regional numerical model for tidal forcing in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Papua New Guinea Reef regions.
Document ID
19930005779
Document Type
Other
Authors
Burrage, Derek
(Australian Inst. of Marine Science Townsville, Australia)
Coleman, R.
(Sydney Univ. Australia)
Bode, L.
(James Cook Univ. of North Queensland, Townsville, Australia)
Inoue, M.
(Louisiana State Univ. Baton Rouge., United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: JPL, TOPEX(Poseidon Science Investigations Plan
Subject Category
Oceanography
Accession Number
93N14968
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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