Accession Number:

ADA210640

Title:

Semi-Monthly Temperature and Geopotential Anomaly in the Upper 500 Meters Along the Oahu - Farallon Islands Great Circle from November 15, 1967 Through December 15, 1979

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU INST OF GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

254.0

Abstract:

Semi-monthly time series of expendable bathythermograph XBT observations, objectively mapped onto the great circle arc from Oahu, Hawaii to the Farallon Islands off San Francisco, California are presented. They reveal the temperature structure in the upper 500 meters from November 15, 1967 through December 15, 1979. In addition, sections of geopotential anomalies relative to 5 MPa 5 mega Pascals derived from the temperature sections and temperature sections and temperaturesalinity TS relations are presented. Averages of temperature and geopotential anomalies over the 12 complete years of data coverage, 1968-1979, and over each semi-month i.e. all January 1 sections, all January 15 sections, all February 1 sections, etc. during the 12-year period accompany the time series. A modest bibliography of articles on other observations of the temperature structure and currents in the North Pacific is included along with a brief discussion of the various topics addressed in the studies referenced.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE