Accession Number : ADA186566

Title :   North Pacific Ocean. Tradewind Region East of Hawaii, R/V Thomas G. Thompson: 25 September - 1 November 1972. STD Data Report,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Roden, Gunnar I ; Fredericks, William J

PDF Url : ADA186566

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 619

Abstract : During September and October 1972, scientists aboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson studied the thermohaline and density structures in the tradewind region east of the Hawaiian Islands. An additional hydrographic section was made from the working area to San Diego, Ca. A total of 300 stations were taken. The primary objectives of the field study in the tradewind region east of Hawaii were: 1) to investigate the mesoscale thermohaline and density structures in 2700 km high resolution sections across the tradewind region. 2) to determine the subtropical and doldrum fronts occuring at the boundaries of this region. 3) to study the mesoscale dynamic height and baroclinic flow perturbations in the tradewind region. 4) to assess the mesoscale and baroclinic flow structures across the California current between the subtropical gyre and the coast. Keywords: Salinity temperature depth; Oceanographic data; Autumn sea water; Oceanographic fronts; Ocean currents.

Descriptors :   *NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, AUTUMN, CALIFORNIA, DENSITY, DEPTH, EAST(DIRECTION), FRONTS(OCEANOGRAPHY), HAWAII, HYDROGRAPHY, OCEAN CURRENTS, SALINITY, SEA WATER, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, TEMPERATURE, WIND, TEMPERATURE, HIGH RESOLUTION, COASTAL REGIONS, STRATIFICATION, MARINE METEOROLOGY, FRONTS(METEOROLOGY), THERMAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE