Accession Number : AD0717068

Title :   Inshore Sea Surface Temperature and Salinity Conditions at Agate Beach, Yaquina Bay and Whale Cove, Oregon, in 1970.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan-Oct 70,

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

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

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Daily temperature and salinity conditions measured in the surf at Agate Beach, Oregon, are given and summarized by 15 day periods, with the range, mean and standard deviation of each period indicated. Conditions in 1970 are briefly compared to those observed in 1968 and 1969, and temperature measurements at this station summarized for 15 day periods is figured for the period 1967-1970. Water and near surface air temperatures at a station 3 miles inside Yaquina Bay measured at the daily four tidal extremes are tabulated. A system for continuously recording temperature from a thermistor chain installed in the intertidal is described. The design and construction of thermistor pressure cases, thermistor shielding, and a dual range Wheatstone Bridge are described and figured. Data recorded from intertidal thermistor chain installed at Whale Cove, Oregon, at the four daily tidal extremes are given. These data are compared to those from Agate Beach, 10 miles away, and it is concluded that there is poor correlation between the two locations due to hydrographic and topographic differences. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), (*SALINITY, MEASUREMENT), (*MARINE BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY), BEACHES, TIDES, OCEAN WAVES, THERMISTORS, NETWORKS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, COASTAL REGIONS, OREGON

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE