Accession Number : ADA187283

Title :   CTD Observations in the Coastal Transition Zone off Northern California, 16-25 February 1987.

Descriptive Note : Data rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Schramm, Richard E ; Fleischbein, Jane ; Huyer, Adriana ; Kosro, Michael P

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Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : Wecoma cruise W8702B was conducted in February 1987 as part of the pilot study for the Coastal Transition Zone project. CTD observations were made in the coastal transition zone off northern California between 37.5 N and 41.5 N. Stations were planned along three alongshore transects, at distances of 60, 90 and 150 km from the coast. Strong winds (with speeds greater than 35 kts) prevented the completion of the survey, but 38 stations were completed successfully. They were concentrated along lines 60 and 90 km from the coast. Maximum sampling depth at most stations was 500 m. Temperature and salinity were measured at all stations; light transmission was also measured at the first 23 stations. This report presents vertical profile plots and tabulations of data at selected depths for each station, and vertical sections of temperature, salinity and density anomaly for the two long alongshore sections.

Descriptors :   *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, COASTAL REGIONS, TRANSITIONS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, CALIFORNIA, NORTH(DIRECTION), SALINITY, PLOTTING, WIND, ANOMALIES, DENSITY, DEPTH, SAMPLING, PILOT STUDIES, SEA WATER, TEMPERATURE, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, TABLES(DATA), NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, VERTICAL ORIENTATION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE