Accession Number : AD0761391

Title :   Temperature Variations Throughout Monterey Bay, September 1971-October 1972.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Moomy,David Howard

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 165

Abstract : Temperature data was obtained at nine stations in Monterey Bay on a weekly basis from September 1971 to October 1972. Monthly mean depths of the isotherms were computed and compared to the long term mean depths of these isotherms. Sea surface temperature patterns and the topographies of the 10C surface were drawn. It was found the the period from October 1971 to May 1972 was colder than normal while the months from June 1972 to October 1972 were warmer than usual. The NMFS coastal upwelling index was a relative indicator of isotherm depth in relation to the long term mean depths of these isotherms. Quasi-synoptic observations between two offshore stations indicated that the north-south component of the offshore current seldom exceeded 20 cm/sec. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, PACIFIC OCEAN), THERMOCLINES, OCEAN CURRENTS, COASTAL REGIONS, DEPTH FINDING, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, THESES, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE