Accession Number : AD0669795

Title :   THE MAGNITUDE OF TEMPERATURE VARIABILITY AT ONE LOCATION IN THE TONGUE OF THE OCEAN.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Breaker,Laurence C. ; Gleason,Robert R.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Time-series temperature data have been recorded almost continuously from the AUTEC Permanent Environmental Monitoring Array located in the Tongue of the Ocean for the past two years. A fifteen day sample of this data, at 12 levels, has been taken and analyzed to determine the magnitude of variability in temperature at the various levels. Also, strong tidal influence was found and investigated. The analyses indicate that some of the resultant characteristics of the data are in good agreement with the results of similar analyses recently performed by others. Temperature structure constants indicating the magnitude of temperature variability have been determined through the use of structure functions, initially employed because of the overall nonstationary qualities of the data, and show that changes in the intensity of temperature fluctuations at the various levels are almost an order of magnitude. The results suggest that characteristic slopes derived from the structure function may more closely follow predicted values if the influence of periodic components is first removed from the data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHY, BAHAMA ISLANDS), (*SEA WATER, *THERMOCLINES), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, SAMPLING, TURBULENCE, ACCURACY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TEMPERATURE, OCEAN WAVES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, PHASED ARRAYS, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE