Accession Number : AD0674918

Title :   HYDROGRAPHIC STATION DATA, GULF OF MEXICO, FEBRUARY-APRIL STD, 1967-1968,

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

Personal Author(s) : Leipper,Dale F.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : Four cruises were planned in an effort to get synoptic pictures of the temperature-depth structure of the Gulf in the various seasons. The primary emphasis was in the warmest and coldest parts of the year, usually August and February. Cruises were limited by ship time available. This was of the order of 14 to 20 days for each cruise. Because of the short duration of the cruises, primary emphasis was placed upon the observation of the east Gulf loop current with only occasional lines of stations in the west Gulf. Standard lines of observations were repeated on successive cruises where feasible and the positions of the lines were chosen to best describe features of the flow at given times. Working Reports prepared during the cruises are available for most of them. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, MEXICO GULF), OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, NAVIGATION CHARTS, SAMPLERS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, SEA WATER, DISTRIBUTION, OCEAN CURRENTS, THERMOCLINES, MAGNETIC TAPE, RECORDING SYSTEMS, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE