Accession Number : AD0689723

Title :   TEMPERATURE AND DENSITY STRUCTURE OF WATER ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COAST.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Holly,Richard Warren

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 201

Abstract : A synoptic analysis of the temperature field off the California coast for the surface, 10-meter and 100-meter level is provided for the years 1958-1959. Data used are from CCOFI cruises. These analyses are shown to be adequate for detecting probable upwelling areas. The areas of persistent upwelling are at 29 N, 31 N and 33 N adjacent to the California coast. There appears to be a preference for a steep gradient of the sea floor in these areas. The onset and decay of upwelling appears to depend on latitudinal position of the 11 C isotherm at 100 meters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA), DENSITY, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, OCEAN CURRENTS, SALINITY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, THESES, COASTAL REGIONS, NAVAL RESEARCH, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE