Accession Number : AD0751590

Title :   Hurricane Heat Potential of the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Heffernan,Richard Francis

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : The thesis has two primary objectives, the first is to produce a Monthly Mean Hurricane Heat Potential Atlas based upon bathythermograph data for selected regions in the Tropical Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (this atlas also includes Mean Monthly Sea Surface Temperatures, Mean Monthly Depths of the 26C Isotherm, and Mean Monthly Layer Depths). The second objective is to compute changes in sea surface temperature and in the convective layer depth which would be associated with heat loss from the ocean in a severe tropical storm passage. Upwelling effects upon these quantities has been considered by other authors.

Descriptors :   (*ATLANTIC OCEAN, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), (*PACIFIC OCEAN, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), (*TROPICAL CYCLONES, POTENTIAL ENERGY), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, THERMOCLINES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES, HURRICANE TRACKING

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE