Seminal Puget Sound, Washington Circulation and Velocities Documents, NOAA, Mixing Zone, MZ, annual transport, measurements
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Puget Sound Transport and Velocities Documents



We are providing in [pdf] format on this LEA website two key documents related to Puget Sound, Washington circulation and velocities. These documents are often referred to in Puget Sound articles available on the internet but up to now have not been made electronically available. These articles are:

The Annual Mean Transport in Puget Sound, United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Environmental Research Laboratories, by Cokelet, E.D., R.J. Stewart, and C.C. Ebbesmeyer. NOAA Tech. Memo. ERL PMEL-92, 59 pp., 1990.

Synthesis of Current Measurements in Puget Sound, Washington Volume 1: Index to Current Measurements Made in Puget Sound from 1908-1980: With Daily and Record Averages for Selected Measurements, NOAA, by Cox, J.M., et al., NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OMS-3, 38 pages, 1984a.


We are also working to upload two additional related documents. These are:

Synthesis of current measurements in Puget Sound, Washington Volume 2: Indices of Mass and Energy Inputs into Puget Sound: Runoff Air Temperature, Wind and Sea Level, by Coomes, A., et al., NOAA, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OMS-4, 45 pages, 1984b.

Synthesis of current measurements in Puget Sound, Washington Volume 3: Circulation in Puget Sound: An interpretation based on historic records of currents, by Ebbesmeyer, C.C., Coomes, C.A., Cox, J.M., Helseth, J.M., Hinchley, L.R., Cannon, G.A., and Barnes, C.A., NOAA, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OMS-5, 73 pages, 1984c.