Accession Number : AD0640411

Title :   ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH OFF PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., May 61-Aug 66,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Gaul,R. D.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : An air-sea environmental research program was initiated in May 1961 to use a pair of Navy owned structures located in the Gulf of Mexico off Panama City, Florida. The purpose of this report is to encapsulate the five year operation and to summarize hydrographic data collected in 1966. One basic idea behind the environmental research program was exploitation of fixed station techniques to provide access to the real ocean for a wide range of air-sea phenomenological studies. Observational definition of the 'general' environment, facilitated by high volume automated data handling techniques, was to be the counterpart of experimental control in the laboratory. A unified experimental capability was undertaken wherein continuous multiple channel data acquisition, reduction, processing and analysis could be accomplished in support of both routine environmental monitoring and a multiplicity of individual studies, each with their own special measurement requirements. This capability was developed and used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, MEXICO GULF), OCEANOGRAPHY, DATA PROCESSING, AUTOMATION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE