Accession Number:

ADA252666

Title:

The SYNOP Experiment: XBT Data for the Period January 1988 to February 1990

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

RHODE ISLAND UNIV NARRAGANSETT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Report Date:

1992-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

From the end of January 1988 to February 1990, 214 XBTs were deployed in the Gulf Stream as part of the SYNOP experiment. The XBTs were used to determine the launch sites for a total of 82 RAFOS floats in the axis of the Gulf Stream, identified as the point at which the 15 deg C isotherm crosses 450 meters. Two to four XBTs were typically used to determine each float launch site. This report presents all the SYNOP XBT data, and examines the variability in the Gulf Stream axis position during this period of time.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE