Accession Number:

AD0689723

Title:

TEMPERATURE AND DENSITY STRUCTURE OF WATER ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COAST.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

201.0

Abstract:

A synoptic analysis of the temperature field off the California coast for the surface, 10-meter and 100-meter level is provided for the years 1958-1959. Data used are from CCOFI cruises. These analyses are shown to be adequate for detecting probable upwelling areas. The areas of persistent upwelling are at 29 N, 31 N and 33 N adjacent to the California coast. There appears to be a preference for a steep gradient of the sea floor in these areas. The onset and decay of upwelling appears to depend on latitudinal position of the 11 C isotherm at 100 meters. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE