Accession Number:

AD0766956

Title:

On the Thermal Lag in the Ocean During a Period of Climatic Change

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 1 Jun 1972-30 Jun 1973

Corporate Author:

OCEAN-ATMOSPHERE RESEARCH INST CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

An analysis was made of the sea surface temperatures in the northern North Atlantic, sea temperature in the 0-200 m layer along the Kola meridian 70 degrees E, approximately between 70 degrees 30 min. and 72 degrees 30 min. N reflecting the inflow of relatively warm North Atlantic water into the Barents Sea, and the sea surface temperatures in the Western Mediterranean affected by storms crossing from the North Atlantic by the way of the Bay of Biscay, France and Spain and others which develop locally in wake of cold air outbreaks from the Continent the ice off Iceland and the air temperatures and pressures over the northern North Atlantic, Greenland, and Europe during the period 1921-50 and the following decades 1951-60 and 1961-70, with the objective of determining a possible lag in the ocean vis-a-vis the atmosphere during a period of climatic change.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE