Accession Number : AD0760682

Title :   Atlas of Monthly Mean Sea Surface and Subsurface Temperature and Depth of the Top of the Thermocline; Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,Margaret K.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : The large-scale temperature atlas of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea presents charts of mean monthly temperatures for the sea surface and five subsurface levels--30.5, 61, 91.5, 122 and 150 meters (100, 200, 300, 400 and 492 feet, respectively)--based on bathythermograph (BT) data supplemented by available reversing thermometer data. Included in the atlas are monthly topographies of the top of the thermocline, derived from the temperature fields. The Mercator base charts cover the area 10 degrees N - 35 degrees N, 060 degrees W-100 degrees W, and include, for contrast and comparison, the temperature fields in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans within these boundaries.

Descriptors :   *MEXICO GULF, *CARIBBEAN SEA, *THERMOCLINES, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, MAPS, Ocean surface, Atlantic Ocean, Charts, Topography, Oceanography

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE