Accession Number : AD0871665

Title :   Synoptic Analysis of a Portion of the North Atlantic Ocean in July 1963.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS OCEANOGRAPHIC PREDICTION DIV

Personal Author(s) : Corton, Edward L.

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : An area 100 miles square centered at 3630N,6630W was surveyed twice in July 1963 with a 10-day interval for the purpose of verifying a three-dimensional thermal structure prediction model. Data from 30 oceanographic stations during each survey were expanded to form an interpolated grid of 100 (10 by 10) stations. Temperature and salinity data were interpolated for each 25-meter interval between the surface and 750 meters using analyzed charts for the surveys. Comparison of the two surveys showed that advection predominated, because the survey area was located at the southern edge of the Gulf Stream. Owing to advection, the prediction model could not be verified. The synoptic oceanography and time and space changes in the area are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SALINITY), (*GULF STREAM, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), (*ATLANTIC OCEAN, THERMAL PROPERTIES, SEA WATER, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ANOMALIES, MOTION.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE