Accession Number : ADA117699

Title :   A Compilation of Moored Current Meter Data, White Horse Profiles and Associated Oceanographic Observations. Volume XXIX (Index, 1979).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Levy,Ellen ; Spencer,Ann ; Needell,Gerald ; Hund,Gretchen ; Luyten,James R

PDF Url : ADA117699

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Current and temperature measurements are presented from instruments deployed during March and April of 1979 in the western Indian Ocean, between 46 deg E. and 62 deg E and between 4 deg S and 4 deg N. The experiment was part of the INDEX program. Twelve mooring sites were occupied. A total of thirty current meters were on WHOI moorings at ten of the sites. An experimental inverted echo sounder was on another WHOI mooring, and a French mooring was at the twelfth site. Most of the resulting data records are of fourteen months duration. A current profiler, the White Horse, was also used, and forty-one profiles were taken over a thirteen-week period. Basic data from the current meters are presented in statistical tables and graphically as scatter plots, progressive vector plots, spectral plots and time series plots. Filtered time series are shown in composite displays. Time series plots are shown for the inverted echo sounder. Basic White Horse data are presented as east and north velocity component profiles , potential temperature and salinity profiles, and potential temperature versus salinity diagrams. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ocean currents, *Temperature, Salinity, Indian Ocean, Profiles, Statistical analysis, Time series analysis, Spectra, Variations, Statistical data

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE