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Current measurements under the Gulf Stream near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Philip L. Richardson

Current measurements under the Gulf Stream near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

by Philip L. Richardson

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Published by Narragansett Marine Laboratory, University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ocean currents -- North Carolina -- Hatteras, Cape -- Measurement.,
  • Gulf Stream.,
  • Cape Hattaras (N.C.)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Philip L. Richardson.
    ContributionsUniversity of Rhode Island. Narragansett Marine Laboratory., United States. Office of Naval Research.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 140 p. :
    Number of Pages140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15156444M

    The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension the North Atlantic Drift, is a warm and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean as the North Atlantic process of western intensification causes the Gulf.   A quick look at a map of the North Carolina coastline shows you how the state juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, meaning the Gulf Stream and lots of great offshore fishing await anglers in the know. In fact, much of North Carolina’s coastline is closer to the Gulf Stream than anywhere in the United States north of Stuart, Florida.

    The cape is actually a bend in Hatteras Island; one of the long thin barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Oceanographically, it is of interest because it is a point of confluence for two opposing currents: the warm Gulf Stream moving north, and a cold Virginian current moving south. Captain: Jim Bowman Boat Specs: 54' Carolina Custom Contact Info: () Rates: Full Day: $1, Full Day Discount: $1, View Details ()

    Mahi (sometimes called dolphin locally) are the darlings of the Hatteras fishing charter fleet. This beautiful species will travel the Gulf Stream in large schools and can be coaxed to come right up to the side of the boat and to be caught with light tackle. Beside being . as the Florida Current. Off Florida, the Gulf Stream extends to the seafloor in depths of m and also farther north along the Blake Plateau in depths of m. Near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (N), the Stream leaves the western boundary and flows into deep water (–m) as an eastward jet (Figure 2). The Stream’s departure.


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Current measurements under the Gulf Stream near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina by Philip L. Richardson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Two major ocean currents collide at Cape Hatteras. Here, the Gulf Stream, bringing warm water from the South, meets the Slope Sea Gyre, also called the Labrador Current, which Savidge describes as “a continuous ribbon of cold water from Labrador.” The result is a dynamic exchange of inshore and offshore waters, not yet fully understood.

Gulf Stream, warm ocean current flowing in the North Atlantic northeastward off the North American coast between Cape Hatteras, N.C., U.S., and the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Can.

In popular conception the Gulf Stream also includes the Florida Current (between the Straits of Florida and Cape. Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Where the Gulf Stream meets the North Carolina book Current - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Hatteras Island, NC, at Tripadvisor.5/5().

The Gulf Stream begins upstream of Cape Hatteras, where the Florida Current ceases to follow the continental shelf. The position of the Stream as it leaves the coast changes throughout the year.

In the fall, it shifts north, while in the winter and early spring it shifts south (Auer ; Kelly and Gille ; Frankignoul et al. The Gulf Stream is a very strong current pressed up against the east coast of the United States. It brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico into the North Atlantic, and it’s driven by the winds over the Atlantic.

It carries a lot of Current measurements under the Gulf Stream near Cape Hatteras about 80 million cubic meters of water per second near Cape Hatteras in North Carolina. Cape Hatteras is a well designed boat trap I just narrowly escaped; while I had heard stories of it’s dangers and I knew to avoid it in north winds, nowhere have I found a succinct description of it’s dynamics for a sailor.

The Gulf Stream, moving north along the North Carolina coast, turns east at about 35° 14’ north. The Gulf Stream is a warm water current that begins off the tip of Florida, where it is called the Florida Current, and ends off the coast of Ireland.

In North America, the 'Stream' passes closest to shore off North Carolina's Outer Banks. The exact distance varies but can be as little as 12 miles.

Past South Carolina, the Gulf Stream nearly collides with the Outer Banks, missing Cape Hatteras by just 12 miles. Then it jets northeast, surging deeper into. The Labrador Current and Gulf Stream usually meet right around the Cape Hatteras area.

The clash between the cold and warm waters creates very rough waters. Many boat/ship wrecks happen where the. Fishing year round out of world famous Hatteras, North Carolina offers the shortest ride to the Gulf Stream North of Florida.

Experience the thrill of Gulf Stream fishing at its finest aboard the Hatteras. Their goal is to keep two gliders in the Gulf Stream at all times—one north and one south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The gliders dive through the water in a zigzag fashion—up and down, up and down, for months at a time—measuring seawater temperature, salinity, and current velocities in the upper kilometer of the ocean.

The Gulf Stream is like a flowing river within the ocean. Since Hatteras extends out far into the Atlantic it allows the Gulf Stream to often meander in as close as just 10 miles from the Hatteras Inlet. This is the closest the Gulf Stream comes to land at any point north of Miami.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with its black and white candy-cane stripes, is one of the most famous and recognizable lighthouses in the world. Protecting one of the most treacherous stretches of the Outer Banks, with a beam of light that spans 20 miles into the ocean, the lighthouse is also the world's tallest brick lighthouse at a staggering.

Transport of the Gulf Stream. The transport of the Florida Current is approximately 30 Sverdrups (Sv). One Sverdrup is one million cubic meters of water per second. The transport of the Gulf Stream increases to 85 Sv near Cape Hatteras, peaks at Sv near 65°W, then decreases eastward of 65°W.

First, there are two strong ocean currents that collide near Cape Hatteras. Flowing like massive rivers in the sea, the cold-water Labrador Current from the north and the warm Gulf Stream from the south converge just offshore from the cape.

To take advantage of these currents, vessels must draw close to the Outer Banks. The Gulf Stream separates from the US coast near Cape Hatteras (35°N, 75°W) and then travels eastwards across the North Atlantic, becoming the North Atlantic current at about 55°W.

In the region between 75°W and 55°W it is subject to meanders and is frequently accompanied by northern edge of the current is marked by a sharp fall in temperature. Figure 1- A surface thermal image from Jan. 29,showing a sharp thermal front near Cape Hatteras over the continental shelf.

It is in close proximity to the Gulf Stream. Note also the upwelled water near the Carolina capes which is transported offshore, as well as the Gulf Stream meanders south of Cape Hatteras. The Gulf Stream flows northward until it hits the land which funnels it out into the Atlantic.

This land is called Cape Hatteras. This is the most dangerous cape in North America. Water is shallow off this cape, only 50 feet in some places. When you have a northerly blowing against the stream, you will get very high waves building in shallow.

The speed of the Stream off Hatteras is 3 knots or more, and this always creates ugly wind-against-current situations whenever the wind blows from anywhere between north and east.

Particularly in the shoal waters around the cape, the waves generated are guaranteed to be steep and treacherously close-packed. A fishing license is required in North Carolina and can be obtained before your vacation via the NC Marine Fisheries and Wildlife website, or a fishing license can be purchased at most any tackle shop on the Outer Banks.

4x4 Driving on the Beach - The beaches of Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island are managed by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The gulf stream moves.

That's right it moves east/west from summer to winter and back. Those spots Jim mentioned are mainly on or west of the "break" - where the ocean goes from a gentle slope to a steep incline.

Depending on the time of year the Stream will be east of those spots a .Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery showing two types of features near the inshore edge of the Gulf Stream are compared with nearly simultaneous estimates of the sea surface slope field derived from optical shipboard measurements.

One class of feature consists of a set of narrow, dark lines having radar signal modulations of about dB at L band. A recent storm that battered the North Carolina Outer Banks and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore unearthed the wreck of a wooden ship buried under .