Synoptic Analysis of a Portion of the North Atlantic Ocean in July 1963.
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS OCEANOGRAPHIC PREDICTION DIV
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An area 100 miles square centered at 3630N,6630W was surveyed twice in July 1963 with a 10-day interval for the purpose of verifying a three-dimensional thermal structure prediction model. Data from 30 oceanographic stations during each survey were expanded to form an interpolated grid of 100 10 by 10 stations. Temperature and salinity data were interpolated for each 25-meter interval between the surface and 750 meters using analyzed charts for the surveys. Comparison of the two surveys showed that advection predominated, because the survey area was located at the southern edge of the Gulf Stream. Owing to advection, the prediction model could not be verified. The synoptic oceanography and time and space changes in the area are described. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography