||Winter Currents in Lake Huron.
Saylor, James H. ;
Miller., Gerald S. ;
||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ann Arbor, Mich. Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Ill. Region V.
||NOAA-TM-ERL-GLERL-15; NOAA-77112304 ; EPA/905/4-75-004
Lake Huron ;
Lake waves ;
Air water interactions ;
Temperature measurement ;
Water masses ;
Deep water ;
Wind pressure ;
Great Lakes ;
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Twenty-one current meter moorings were deployed in Lake Huron during winter 1974-75. The moorings were set in November 1974 and retrieved approximately 6 months later. The stations were configured on a coarse grid to measure the lake-scale circulation during winter. Water temperature was also recorded in nearly all of the 65 current meters deployed. Results reveal a strong cyclonic flow pattern in the Lake Huron Basin persisting throughout the winter. The observed winter circulation was in essence very similar to what is now believed to be the summer circulation of epilimnion water, although the winter currents penetrated to deeper levels in the water column and were more intense. Analyses of energetic wind stress impulses reveal the prevailing wind directions that drive the dominant circulations.