Accession Number : AD0875318

Title :   Oceanic Fronts and Their Seasonal Positions on the Surface.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept. Jul 69-Jun 70,

Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERSEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Laevastu, T. ; LaFond, E. C.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Oceanic fronts have received relatively little attention in recent literature. The best overall summaries and oceanwide mapping of fronts are found in German works of the 1930's. The location and relative intensity of oceanic fronts at the surface are computed twice daily at Fleet Numerical Weather Central from sea-surface temperature analyses. The seasonal mean positions of the oceanic fronts in 1968 and their variations are presented in this paper. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), (*UNDERWATER SOUND, PROPAGATION), MAPS, COOLING, HEATING, STABILITY, INTENSITY.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE