Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study: Year 3, Annual Report




Reap, Maureen E., Ann E. Jochens and Worth D. Nowlin, Jr.

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U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region


The Louisiana-Texas Shelf Physical Oceanography Program (LATEX) is supported by the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Texas A&M University System is conducting Study Unit A of LATEX, the Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study (LATEX A). The third field year of LATEX A was April 1994 through December 1994. Data were collected from an array of current meter moorings, bottom wave recorders, meteorological buoys, drifting buoys, and hydrographic and acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) surveys on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. Historical and concurrent data from other programs in this region also were collected.... The collected data were subjected to quality control/assurance procedures as described or referenced in Jochens and Nowlin (1994b and 1995). They then were archived with the LATEX A Data Management Office and are regularly transmitted to the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). It should be noted that all LATEX data are still considered preliminary. Only after the final synthesis is well along will final data sets be submitted to the NODX. This will allow the maximum number of errors to be corrected. LATEX A initiated or maintained data sharing agreements with more than 20 other programs or researchers during the third field year. Information regarding LATEX has been disseminated in various ways....


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oceanography, ocean circulation, hydrography, meteorology, ocean currents, cyclogenesis