INVESTIGATION INTO THE SHORT-PERIOD ADVECTIVE CHANGE OF SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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An investigation of the advection of sea surface temperature during a 24-hour period is made. Wind-induced currents are shown to be the phenomenon primarily responsible for this short-period advection. The effects of other wind-induced heat exchange processes which reinforce the advective change are estimated. A graphical comparison of isotherm displacements and mean wind field show the apparent response of the sea surface to the changing wind field. A forecasting model for sea surface temperature change based on the varying wind is developed. This model permits the magnitude of the advective component of sea surface temperature change to be compared to the total local change. Author