Accession Number : AD0812990

Title :   A PREVIEW OF NEWLY CONSTRUCTED SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE CHARTS OF THE PACIFIC, ATLANTIC, AND INDIAN OCEANS.

Descriptive Note : Informal manuscript,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : LaViolette, Paul E.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office is currently engaged in preparing Oceanographic Atlases of the various oceans. For inclusion in these atlases monthly maximum, minimum, and mean sea surface temperature charts of the Pacific (south to 20 deg S.) the Atlantic (south to 10 deg S.), and the Indian (south to 55 deg S.) Oceans have been analyzed on a 1 deg quadrangle grid. These analyses are based on mechanically plotted data charts derived from punch cards of marine decks. These marine decks are compilations of injection temperature reports from merchant and naval vessels. The data collected are so numerous that the addition of new data probably will not greatly change the analysis. (This IM was presented as a paper at the Eleventh Pacific Science Congress in Tokyo, Japan, September 1966.) (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), MAPS, ATLANTIC OCEAN, PACIFIC OCEAN, INDIAN OCEAN, TROPICAL REGIONS, INTENSITY, MEASUREMENT, TEMPERATURE, OCEAN CURRENTS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, SEA WATER.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE