Accession Number : AD0704538

Title :   FLIGHTS WITH AIRBORNE RADIATION THERMOMETERS IN HAWAIIAN WATERS,

Corporate Author : HAWAII INST OF GEOPHYSICS HONOLULU

Personal Author(s) : Wyrtki,Klaus

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : During August 1968 nine flights with airborne radiation thermometers were made over the waters westof the island of Hawaii with the purpose of locating the cold spots formed in the centers of cyclonic eddies. Such cold spots were observed and found to be drifting westward at rates of between 2 and 7 miles per day. During the later part of the flights the formation of a new cold spot was observed. It appears, however, that the upwelling in the center of the eddies is not the only source of the cool water but that advection of cool water and cooling by evaporation due to strong winds are also contributing factors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, HAWAII), (*THERMOMETERS, AIRBORNE), (*PACIFIC OCEAN, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), TURBULENCE, COOLING, EVAPORATION, SEA WATER, WIND

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE