Accession Number:

AD0653739

Title:

VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL THERMAL STRUCTURES IN THE SEA.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-07-29

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

The sea temperature structure of the upper layers was investigated by the use of a thermistor chain towed off the southern extremity of Baja California, Mexico, which revealed vertical and horizontal motion, large scale turbulence, and possible Doppler effects. The thermoclines were categorized in four types, smooth, normal, rough, and irregular. The power spectrum of vertical oscillation in the thermocline showed small peaks at wavelengths of 0.3 and 0.7 mile. The slopes of isotherms were determined from a study of over 65,000 data samplings. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE