Environmental Data Report, Gulf of Thailand, December 1967 to February 1968
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS
Pagination or Media Count:
The U. S. Naval Oceanographic Office and the Royal Thai Navy conducted a joint environmental survey in the Gulf of Thailand from 20 December 1967 to 21 February 1968. Operations included serial-depth temperature and salinity measurements at 57 station locations and current meter observations at 47 of the stations. The area surveyed in the Gulf of Thailand was found to be nearly isothermal and isohaline throughout the water column which attests to a well-developed mixing environment. The tidal currents in the gulf are thought to be responsible for the homogeneous nature of the water. Characteristic of the region surveyed was the variance in current direction with depth for any one station location and the change in current vectors over short durations. Measured current speeds ranged to a maximum of 0.8 knot.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography