Accession Number : AD0712801

Title :   SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANALYSIS DETAIL AND DATA DENSITY AND DISTRIBUTION - SOUTH CHINA SEA - NORTHEAST MONSOON.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sexton,Harold Patrick , Jr

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : A daily subjective analysis of sea surface temperatures in the South China Sea for three monthly periods during the Northeast (Winter) Monsoon was performed. The analysis model developed showed a three-part division of the South China Sea into a cold eastern side, a warm central region and a cold western side. Bottom topography and surface currents played a major role in delineating analysis patterns. The relationship between data density and distribution and analysis detail was found to be affected adversely by continuity, when data density was small, and by the distribution of the observations, when the data were unevenly distributed. When the area per observation was relatively small and the data were evenly distributed, the number of observations and the number of analysis features which resulted from the analysis had a good linear relationship. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), (*BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, *SOUTH CHINA SEA), MODELS(SIMULATIONS), OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, OCEAN CURRENTS, DENSITY, STATISTICAL DATA, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE