Accession Number : AD0708370

Title :   THE COMPARISON OF OCEANIC PARAMETERS WITH LIGHT ATTENUATION IN THE WATERS BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AND MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Baker,Robert Ellsworth

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 200

Abstract : Eighty-six oceanographic stations were occupied in the waters between Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay during the period 7-14 November 1969. Values of beam transmittance, oxygen content, particulate count, and temperatures were obtained from the surface to 100 meters. These parameters were analyzed and compared by means of depth profiles, horizontal contours and vertical contours. The average sea surface temperature during this period was 14.44C. The northern part of Monterey Bay had the lowest values of beam transmittance and highest values of particulate count. The California Current appears to be flowing southward down the coast at depths above 60 meters and entering Monterey Bay where it sinks to a depth of at least 61 meters. Indications of downwelling are present off the coast between Pt. Ano Nuevo and Santa Cruz and this is attributed to the northward flowing Davidson URRENT IMPINGING ON THE SHORE ANDn Current impinging on the shore and sinKING. A layer of maximum particulate count was often found to exist within the thermocline. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, LIGHT TRANSMISSION), ATTENUATION, OCEAN CURRENTS, OXYGEN, PARTICLES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, THERMOCLINES, DATA PROCESSING, THESES, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE