Accession Number : AD0871662

Title :   A Note on the Reliability of Transmitted Sea Surface Temperatures.

Descriptive Note : Informal manuscript rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Gibson, Blair W.

Report Date : JAN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Commercial ships plying the world's oceans are the greatest potential source of sea surface temperature data. Where surface heating is present, injection temperatures from levels of 20 to 35 feet are more representative of horizontal temperature variations than bucket or other near-surface measurements. This is true, because sea water injected under normal operating conditions is mixed to depths well below the injection level and is of such volume that it is virtually unaffected by high engine-room temperatures. However, sample checks of ship weather logs reveal that a large portion of injection temperature reports are rendered incorrect through shipboard processing of the data in conformity with code requirements. This paper discusses the nature of such errors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), (*SURFACE TEMPERATURE, RELIABILITY), MEASUREMENT, SURFACE PROPERTIES, TEMPERATURE, DATA PROCESSING, ACCURACY, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE