MONTHLY CHARTS OF MEAN, MINIMUM, AND MAXIMUM SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN.
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C
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The charts, based on ship injection temperature data, show the monthly mean, minimum, and maximum sea surface temperatures for the Pacific Ocean from 20 degrees S. except east of 170 degrees W. where temperatures begin at 10 degrees S. to 66 degrees N. The data are numerous in all but the equatorial portion of the area, and during the winter in the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk. Upwelling along the coast of the continents is also evident from the charts. The cold waters indicative of such action are graphically displayed along the coasts of California and South America. Because of the large quantity of data involved, these charts, in general, are more definitive than charts of other parameters such as salinity, except where the analysis was based on fewer than 10 observations per 10 degrees quadrangle or in regions where averaging disguises more complex thermal structure. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography