Virginia Institute of Marine Science
This document is being prepared for the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) as a portion of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) response to the geostrophic current estimate portion of task 1 and task 5 of the contract. It consists of an estimate of mean geostrophic currents on the continental shelf of the East Coast of the United States between Sandy Hook, New Jersey and latitude 27°N. Also included is a surmmary of speeds of surface current in the Gulf Stream east of the area of interest.
In addition, the method of estimation for geostrophic currents is described and augmented with enough material to produce alternative estimates.
Ocean currents -- Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Welch, C. S. (1973) Geostrophic Currents and Gulf Stream Study For the Outer Continental Shelf Area of the Atlantic Ocean from Sandy Hook, New Jersey to Cape Canaveral, Florida. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2747