Accession Number:

ADA003536

Title:

Measurement and Analysis of Temporal Variations of Salinity in Shallow Water.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

A four electrode conductivity instrument was developed to determine variations of conductivity in an ocean environment at a fixed point. A field experiment was conducted in Mission Bay, San Diego, California. Results indicate that the instrument functioned properly and accurately determined conductivity microstructure. From conductivity and associated temperature data, salinity data was derived which portrays a well mixed salinity structure. Difficulty with a mismatch of time constants between conductivity and temperature instruments prevented the accurate determination of salinity microstructure although there was evidence that one existed.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE