Accession Number : AD0714611

Title :   A Comparison of Oceanic Parameters during Upwelling Off the Central Coast of California.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Shepard,Arthur Bishop

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : An examination of the region between Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay, California was conducted from 29 April to 5 May 1970 to study the effects of upwelling on the Central California, coastal region. Six parameters: temperature, phosphate, beam transmission for light, chlorophyll a, Coulter particle size distributions, and oxygen were observed at eighty-five stations from the surface to 100 m in the cruise area. The data gathered are presented in the form of horizontal contours and profiles which indicate: (1) Almost the entire surface layer was saturated with respect to oxygen. (2) There were four areas, at the northern and southern ends of Monterey Bay, off Point Montara, and west of the entrance to San Francisco Bay, which exhibited high values of chlorophyll a, oxygen, and particle count, for correspondingly low phosphate values and low beam transmission. (3) These productive areas are inshore, generally within 5-10 miles of the coast. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA), COASTAL REGIONS, TEMPERATURE, PHOSPHATES, OXYGEN, CHLOROPHYLLS, PARTICLE SIZE, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, UNDERWATER SOUND, COLLOIDS, SAN FRANCISCO BAY, CALIFORNIA, THESES

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE