Aerial Oceanographic Observations, July 1969 - June 1970, Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Miami, Florida,
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT
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Sea surface temperatures SST for July 1969 to June 1970 from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Miami, Florida were measured during Coast Guard Airborne Radiation Thermometer ART monthly surveys. A total of 12 airborne surveys were conducted along more than 6,800 kilometers of transects covering approximately 130,000 square kilometers of Atlantic coastal waters each month. Twelve monthly SST isotherm charts are presented which were contoured from these data. The coastal SST distribution and seasonal variation is analyzed on a time-space grid. The thermal front associated with the Gulf Stream between Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and Miami, Florida was tracked by ART and appeared to parallel the 183 meter isobath. Distributions of certain marine animal are presented as a function of temperature and latitude.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography