Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1980

Series

Special report in applied marine science and ocean engineering ; no. 250.

Abstract

The Elizabeth River Surface Circulation Atlas is a compendium of maps which detail the surface circulation throughout the main branch of the Elizabeth River, in the port of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Data for the Atlas maps were obtained directly from field experiments using Remote Sensing and dye-emitting low-windage surface drogues. The maps show surface Lagrangian trajectories under various combinations of wind and tide. The Atlas is not intended to duplicate NOAA tidal current tables, but rather to supplement the tables with empirical trajectory data at increased spatial resolution. Knowledge of surface currents under different tide and wind conditions enables a user to predict the movement of floating debris, such as oil spills, within the Elizabeth River Basin.

Description

Revised 1980 edition.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5SM60

Keywords

Tidal currents -- Virginia -- Elizabeth River; Ocean currents;

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