Accession Number : ADA136462

Title :   Comparisons of Naval Air Station, Nowra Oceanographic Analyses with Independently Obtained Ship and Satellite Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,


Personal Author(s) : Mulhearn,P J

PDF Url : ADA136462

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Comparisons are made between weekly oceanographic analyses prepared by the Naval Air Station, NOWRA, and independently obtained data from ship cruises and high resolution infra-red satellite imagery. Analyses prepared by Nowra were for sea-surface temperature, temperature at a depth of 250 m, and surface mixed-layer depth. Good agreement was found for the location of warm-core rings, through Nowra's use of satellite-tracked buoys. However the position of the Tasman Front was poorly determined in their analyses, because of the lack of adequate data. Methods of improving analyses and future prospects are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Tasman Sea, Temperature, Mixed layer(Marine), Depth, Ocean currents, Rings, Measurement, Infrared photography, Artificial satellites, Australia

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE