A Report on Atlantis II Cruise 22 June, July and August 1966. Part I. The Dynamics of Ocean Movements in the Sargasso Sea Revealed by Sound Velocity and Temperature Measurements.
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On Cruise No. 22 of RV ATLANTIS II from June 10 to August 4, 1966, 115 sound velocity profiles WHOI SVP No. 371 - SVP No. 485, were measured with a sound velocity profiling system that incorporated an on-line PDP-5 computer. The cruise covered approximately 356,000 square miles of water between Bermuda and the Antilles. The main purpose of the cruise was to look for long-period internal Rossby waves expected from earlier cruises, ATLANTIS II No. 11 and CHAIN No. 47, and to improve techniques in gathering oceanographic data. Part I of this report presents the observations of ATLANTIS II Cruise No. 22 with possible interpretations. On the way to the Sargasso Sea ATLANTIS II traversed the eye of hurricane ALMA and new information was obtained on the air-sea interaction. In the Sargasso Sea the temperature data and the sound velocity data suggest that the circulation is complicated with eddies of large size. Part II is separately bound and consists of figures of the sound velocity profiles with comments concerning their reliability where necessary. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography