Observations of surface wave-current interaction during swade

E. J. Walsh, L. K. Shay, H. C. Graber, A. Guillaume, D. Vandemark, D. E. Hines, R. N. Swift, J. F. Scott

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On 5 March 1991, during the Surface Wave Dynamics Experiment (SWADE), airborne expendable current profilers were deployed from the NASA P-3 aircraft to document the Gulf Stream and a warm core ring, while the GSFC Scanning Radar Altimeter measured the effect of these features on the directional wave spectrum. North propagating swell of about 10 s wave period appeared to have experienced a double reflection by the Gulf Stream, which turned it toward the east.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-124
Number of pages26
JournalGlobal Atmosphere and Ocean System
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996


  • Directional wave spectra
  • Gulf Stream
  • Scanning Radar Altimeter
  • Upper ocean profiles
  • Warm core ring AXCP
  • Wave-current interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Global and Planetary Change

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    Walsh, E. J., Shay, L. K., Graber, H. C., Guillaume, A., Vandemark, D., Hines, D. E., Swift, R. N., & Scott, J. F. (1996). Observations of surface wave-current interaction during swade. Global Atmosphere and Ocean System, 5(2), 99-124.