Accession Number:

ADA007837

Title:

Numerical Methods for Synoptic Computation of Oceanic Fronts and Water Type Boundaries and their Significance in Applied Oceanography

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

FLEET NUMERICAL WEATHER CENTRAL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Numerical methods for computation of oceanic fronts and water type boundaries from synoptic sea surface temperature are described and the results shown and compared. Changes of the position of the fronts and their intensities are demonstrated. The computed fronts are compared with known climatological water type and oceanographic region boundaries. The nature of the fronts and their significance in oceanographic analyses and their effects to fisheries and naval problems are pointed out.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE