Spectral Analysis of the Energy Exchange at OWS NOVEMBER.
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Oceanographic and meteorological data from Ocean Weather Station OWS NOVEMBER were analyzed by statistical and spectral methods in order to describe the nature and periodicities of the air-ocean energy exchange. Salinity data from 1968 through 1970 were compared with daily observed parameters commonly associated with changes in the salinity. Regression analysis showed surface salinity to be highly correlated with surface pressure which is interpreted as the surface salinity responding to a baroclinic transport. Twenty-four years 1947-1970 of daily averaged, observed climatological values, as well as heat exchange terms computed from them, were compared with the sea-surface temperature time series and spectrally analyzed. The spectral analysis yielded spectral density, phase and coherence functions indicating the response of surface temperature to the heat exchange terms.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography