A Synoptic View of the Golf Stream Front with 70-kHz Sonar: Taking Advantage of a Closer Look Academic Article uri icon


  • Acoustical scattering across the near-surface frontal zone of the Gulf Stream off Cape Natteras was greatest in the thermal front. Little biological scattering was evident in the colder Slope water, but in the Gulf Stream, scatterers formed five horizontal bands. Interpretation and new applications of acoustical information in biological oceanography are discussed.

publication date

  • November 1, 1987