Accession Number : ADA133939

Title :   Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) Measurements in the Western Alboran Sea, October 1982

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s) : Bergin, Mark T ; Kinder, Thomas H

PDF Url : ADA133939

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : USNS BARTLETT dropped 152 expendable bathythermographs (XBT) in the western Alboran Sea during 6-18 October 1982 as part of an international oceanographic research project entitled Donde Va? The XBT data were taken to obtain synoptic temperature sections across the inflowing Atlantic Jet and the Alboran Gyre, and in the Strait of Gibraltar. XBT data were also used to increase the resolution of standard hydrographic (CTD: conductivity-temperature- depth profiler) sections. A plot of temperature versus depth for each XBT drop to 200 dbar (temperatures below 200 dbar were nearly constant) is shown.

Descriptors :   *BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, *SEA WATER, BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS, DEPTH, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, EXPENDABLE, GIBRALTAR STRAIT, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, TEMPERATURE, WATER FLOW

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE