Accession Number : AD0692515

Title :   A STUDY OF TEMPERATURE AND SALINITY CHANGES ALONG THE NORTHERN NEW JERSEY COAST.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Pease,Thomas E.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : A brief description of literature pertinent to the oceanography of New York Bight includes a review of the seasonal thermohaline cycle. Estimates are made of significant processes of thermohaline changes. The importance of horizontal and vertical motions leads to a model of the changes based on observed wind-drift in the New Jersey area. The model is compared with infrared temperature surveys, lightship data, and temperature-salinity sections in the coastal zone. Agreement between the model and observations is apparent. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, ATLANTIC OCEAN), SALINITY, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, TEMPERATURE, COASTAL REGIONS, THERMOCLINES, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, OCEAN CURRENTS, WIND, ANOMALIES, NEW JERSEY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE