Accession Number : ADA186948

Title :   Oceanographic Features of the East and South-East Indian Ocean for June 1983.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY RESEARCH LAB EDGECLIFF

Personal Author(s) : Hamilton, L J

PDF Url : ADA186948

Report Date : Feb 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : During the period late May to late June 1983 two research vessels and seven ships of opportunity transited sections of the south-east and east Indian Ocean. Expendable bathy thermographs were deployed and several Nansen stations occupied, providing a rare occasion of wide-spread quasisynoptic data coverage for the area. Satellite imagery is available from two sources and three satellite tracked drifting buoys were in the area. Data are used to form a broad scale description of oceanographic conditions for the period, with more detailed analysis possible in the area north-west of Australia. Comparisons are made with data from the Indian Ocean Expedition of early 1960s and other sources. The relation of surface thermal patterns to circulation is examined.

Descriptors :   *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, EAST(DIRECTION), IMAGES, INDIAN OCEAN, OCEANOGRAPHY, PATTERNS, SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHY, SURFACES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SHALLOW DEPTH, WATER MASSES, SALINITY, OCEAN CURRENTS, SUBSURFACE, AUSTRALIA, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE