Currents observed in Panama Bay during September-October 1958

Bennett, Edward B. (1965) Currents observed in Panama Bay during September-October 1958. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin, 10(7), pp. 397-458.

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Abstract

ENGLISH: During the period extending from late August to early October 1958 the United States Navy Hydrographic Office (now the United States Oceanographic Office) undertook a program of current observations in the western part of Panama Bay. The specifications of the survey called for half-hourly monitoring of currents at three depths at each of six locations, one for thirty days and five for five days. Although not all these objectives were realized because of instrument malfunctions and failures, sufficient data were collected at five stations to provide a fairly detailed description of the current pattern as it existed at the times of observation. This report is concerned first with a discussion of those data and the procedures used to reduce them to the tidal and net current components and second, with the effects on the current pattern of tidal amplitude, bottom topography and bottom friction. SPANISH: Durante el período entre fines de agosto y principios de octubre de 1958, la United States Navy Hydrographic Office (ahora la United States Navy Oceanographic Office) tomó a su cargo un programa para observar las corrientes en la parte occidental de la Bahía de Panamá. De acuerdo con las especificaciones del proyecto, las observaciones de las corrientes debían hacerse cada media hora a tres profundidades en cada una de seis localidades; en una de ellas durante treinta días yen las otras cinco durante cinco días. A pesar de que no todos estos objetivos fueron cumplidos a causa del mal funcionamiento y fallas instrumentales, se recogieron suficientes datos en cinco estaciones, como para proporcionar una descripción bastante detallada de la pauta de las corrientes, tal como existía durante las observaciones. Este informe se refiere, primero, al análisis y examen de dichos datos y a los procedimientos empleados para reducir éstos a los componentes de las corrientes netas y a los componentes de las corrientes durante la mareas, y segundo, al efecto que tienen sobre la pauta de las corrientes la fluctuación de las mareas, la topografía del fondo y la fricción del fondo.

Item Type: Article
Title: Currents observed in Panama Bay during September-October 1958
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Bennett, Edward B.
Journal or Publication Title: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin
Volume: 10
Number: 7
Page Range: pp. 397-458
Date: 1965
Latitude: 8.83
Longitude: -79.25
Issuing Agency: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Additional Information: This article is bilingual and contains both Spanish and English translations.
Uncontrolled Keywords: currents; Panama Bay; corrientes; Bahía de Panamá
Subjects: Fisheries
Oceanography
Item ID: 2622
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2009 12:09
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:48
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2622

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