Accession Number : AD0781614

Title :   Statistical Studies of World-Wide Secchi Data.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : York,Gerald L.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : An investigation was made to determine possible correlations between Secchi depths and other simultaneously measured oceanographic parameters which were on file at the National Oceanographic Data Center as of March 1972. Sixty-three one-degree sub-squares occurring in Japanese and Korean waters and eleven Atlantic and Pacific open ocean areas were chosen for linear correlation analysis using both sea surface data and mean values of some fourteen different oceanographic parameters averaged over the Secchi depth. In particular, oxygen measurements exhibited trends toward an inverse proportionality with Secchi depth while temperature indicated a possible direct proportionality. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Sea water, *Optical properties, Underwater light, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Japan, Korea, Temperature, Light transmission, Plankton, Salinity, Oxygen, Time series analysis, Statistical data, Computer programs, Theses

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE