Accession Number:

ADA169720

Title:

Hydrographic Data from the OPTOMA (Ocean Prediction through Observation, Modeling and Analysis) Program OPTOMA19, 8-13 February 1986

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. Oct 1985-Mar 1986

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1986-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The OPTOMA Ocean Prediction Through Observation, Modeling and Analysis Program seeks to understand the mesoscale fronts, eddies, and jets variability and dynamics of the California Current System and to determine the scientific limits to practical mesoscale ocean forecasting. The cruise OPTOMA19 was undertaken in Feb. 1986 and covered a domain 240 km square centered 190 km off the coast from Pt. Arena. This report presents the hydrographic data which were acquired during the period 8 to 13 February. The cruise track consisted of alongshore transects. Data acquired during OPTOMA19 include XBT and CTD profiles. Wind velocity, air temperature, dew point, and 2 meter thermalsalinograph measurements were recorded every 2 minutes. Keywords Ocean currents.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE