Accession Number : ADA088312


Title :   Results of Environmental Measurements on the North-West Shelf and Eastern Indian Ocean (April-May 1979).


Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Corporate Author : ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY RESEARCH LAB EDGECLIFF


Personal Author(s) : Mulhearn,Phillip J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a088312.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : Oceanographic and meteorological results from RANRL Cruise 1/79 to the east Indian Ocean are presented. The oceanographic data for the Australian North-West Shelf show that over the shelf and slope there were both surface and bottom well-mixed layers, separated by a sharp thermocline and that in the vicinity of Rowley Shoals there was considerable variability in temperature profiles. Also in this region many of the temperature profiles off the shelf has a step-like structure. There appeared to be a southward current over the continental slope. The meteorological results often revealed the presence of small inversions at a height of approximately 100 m above the sea and showed that a sea-breeze at the coast was not felt 80 km or more out to sea. (Author)


Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL DATA , *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA , TEMPERATURE , FLUORESCENCE , ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE , DEPTH , CONTINENTAL SHELVES , SALINITY , AUSTRALIA , HUMIDITY , INDIAN OCEAN , ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING , DEW POINT , TRANSMISSIVITY


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE