Accession Number : AD0653739

Title :   VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL THERMAL STRUCTURES IN THE SEA.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : LaFond,E. C. ; LaFond,K. G.

Report Date : 29 JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : The sea temperature structure of the upper layers was investigated by the use of a thermistor chain towed off the southern extremity of Baja California, Mexico, which revealed vertical and horizontal motion, large scale turbulence, and possible Doppler effects. The thermoclines were categorized in four types, smooth, normal, rough, and irregular. The power spectrum of vertical oscillation in the thermocline showed small peaks at wavelengths of 0.3 and 0.7 mile. The slopes of isotherms were determined from a study of over 65,000 data samplings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, *TEMPERATURE), (*THERMISTORS, TOWED BODIES), THERMOCLINES, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, THERMAL PROPERTIES, SAMPLERS, UNDERWATER SOUND, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, POWER SPECTRA, TURBULENCE, MOTION, CHAINS, DEPTH INDICATORS, OCEAN CURRENTS, ACCURACY, MEASUREMENT, VELOCITY, SALINITY, CALIFORNIA, MEXICO GULF

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE