Accession Number : AD0842806

Title :   Oceanographic Observations in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, March, 1967.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept. 9 Mar-1 Apr 67,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Shaeffer, G. V. ; Van Atta, W. W. ; Dorey, S. W.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Oceanographic data were collected along the 85th meridian in the Eastern Tropical Pacific during March 1967. Temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, phosphate and silicate concentrations are presented graphically. Geostrophic calculations correlate well with the described circulation in the literature of this area. An easterly flowing South Equatorial Countercurrent between 4 degrees S and 8 degrees S was evidenced as far east as 85 degrees W. This current had previously been described as extending only to 95 degrees W. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, PACIFIC OCEAN), (*HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, PACIFIC OCEAN), TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, OXYGEN, SILICATES, PHOSPHATES, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, SEA WATER, OCEAN CURRENTS, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, NAVIGATION CHARTS, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE