Accession Number : AD0648555

Title :   SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURE ESTIMATION.

Descriptive Note : Research rept., Jul 61-Aug 64,

Corporate Author : NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,E. R. ; Van Vliet,C. J.

Report Date : 17 JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Time-series of sea-surface temperatures recorded in the North Pacific and North Atlantic over periods up to 40 years were analyzed by autocorrelation and regression techniques. It was found that record lengths of 8 to 10 years are necessary to obtain reliable long-term estimates of sea-surface temperature. The analysis also showed that year-to-year differences exist in annual average temperature and that such variability is to be expected. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, TEMPERATURE), (*ATLANTIC OCEAN, TEMPERATURE), (*PACIFIC OCEAN, TEMPERATURE), MARINE METEOROLOGY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE