subsurface current

subsurface current

[¦səb′sər·fəs ′kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
An underwater current which is not present at the surface or whose core (region of maximum velocity) is below the surface.
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These untethered ocean-bound robots can dive below the ocean surface to measure seawater properties that scientists use to paint a picture of subsurface current systems.
Troll with the subsurface current, in this case coming into the inside turn or coming into or along the tip of the point.
The water temperature field is also influenced by the assimilation of the subsurface current data, in particular in the upper North Pacific (the white outline in Figure 6(a)).
These subsurface currents are hundreds of kilometres in width and thousands of kilometres in length.
Conventional ROVs are generally designed to operate in subsurface currents of up to 1.5 ms-1 but, in Mojo's opinion, many struggle above 1.0 ms-1.
Beneath these legal protections are subsurface currents which relegate immigrants and foreigners, especially non-whites to marginal vocations and jobs.
Lagrangian-style surface and subsurface currents are addressed through drifter tracking; use of HF Doppler radar is for surface current characterization and remote sensing for imaging of seawater motion signatures are also discussed.
Faults are electromagnetic hot zones where electrical currents from the atmosphere are interacting with the subsurface currents called telluric or Earth currents.
"They have to look at currents and subsurface currents and identify a stream that travels to the open sea," said the BECC official.
Yin decided to figure out how much those subsurface currents would warm during this century and the next.
From the speed and direction of subsurface currents, Teague and his colleagues estimated the hurricane's wind speed and a parameter called the coefficient of drag, which describes how efficiently the wind's momentum transfers to surface waters.
Scientists use an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler onboard ship to monitor the speed and direction of subsurface currents that have carried the NBST.