Accession Number : AD0437204


Title :   SURFACE TEMPERATURE AND SALINITY OBSERVATIONS AT SHORE STATIONS ON THE OREGON COAST FOR 1962,


Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS


Personal Author(s) : Still,Robert ; Wyatt,Bruce ; Kujala,Norman F ; Strong,Elizabeth


Report Date : Oct 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : Where possible, sampling sites were selected at points exposed to open ocean effects. Temperature values were read to the nearest 0.1 C, but are considered accurate to =0.2 C. Salinity values determined by titration are believed to be accurate to =0.04%; the accuracy of values obtained from hydrometer readings is not known, but is probably =0.5%. The northern portion of the coast (Columbia River Lightship to Otter Rock) showed strong influence of the Columbia River. Summer samples were higher in temperature and lower in salinity than the coastal average. Data from Seaside are selected to illustrate the characteristics of this area. The central portion of the coast (Yachats to Humbug Mountain) was the region most influenced by upwelling. Low temperature and high salinity in summer were most marked at Humbug Mountain; data from this station are plotted. The most southerly stations (Brookings and Crescent City) were warmer than the other stations and the salinities were average or low; Brookings data are shown. (Author)


Descriptors :   *OCEANOGRAPHY , SEA WATER , TEMPERATURE , SALINITY , SURFACES , TABLES(DATA) , OREGON


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE