Accession Number : AD0659995

Title :   OCEANOGRAPHIC OBSERVATIONS DURING 1965-1967 IN THE HAWAIIAN ARCHIPELAGO,

Corporate Author : HAWAII INST OF GEOPHYSICS HONOLULU

Personal Author(s) : Wyrtki,Klaus ; Burks,J. B. ; Latham,R. C. ; Patzert,William

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : Oceanographic observations on 17 cruises near the Hawaiian Islands during 1965-1967 are illustrated and described. These data were collected to study the circulation in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands and the influence of the Islands on the oceanographic structure. Hydrographic surveys and current measurements were made from a drifting or an anchored ship, and the paths of groups of parachute drogues were monitored. The study shows that ocean circulation near the Islands is extremely variable and is dominated by large eddies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, HAWAII), OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, SALINITY, WIND, VELOCITY, TEMPERATURE, INLAND WATERWAYS, MEASUREMENT, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE