Accession Number : AD0703662

Title :   SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE AND SALINITY CONDITIONS IN 1969 AT AGATE BEACH AND YAQUINA BAY, OREGON.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1968-69,

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Gonor,Jefferson J. ; Thum,Alan B.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Daily temperature and salinity conditions measured in the surf at Agate Beach, Oregon are summarized by 15 day periods for 1968 and 1969. For each period the number of observations, the high, the low, the mean and the standard deviation of the temperature and salinity measurements are tabulated and figured. Daily data for 1969, derived from afternoon measurements is also given. A map indicating the stations is included, and the data are briefly discussed with the differences between the two years emphasized. The late occurrence of upwelling in 1969 accounts for the major differences between the two years. A water surface temperature station approximately 3 miles inside the mouth of Yaquina Bay was maintained in 1968 and 1969 by use of continuously recording thermographs. Daily data are given, starting in April, 1968, of surface temperature at higher high, lower low, lower high, and higher low waters. The influence of the state of the tide on bay temperatures, as well as that of other seasonal hydrographic phenomena are evident in the tabulations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY), (*SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), BEACHES, BAYS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TIDES, OCEAN WAVES, SALINITY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE