Accession Number : ADA293887

Title :   Ocean Mass Density Calculations from Temperature and Salinity Data.

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Furnell, Graham D.

PDF Url : ADA293887

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A knowledge of the mass density stratification of ocean waters is a fundamental requirement when performing calculations in the field of dynamical oceanography. Experimentally, ocean temperature and salinity stratifications can be conveniently measured. In this report, details are given of a computational procedure which uses the International Equation of State of Sea Water (IES 80) to calculate an ocean mass density stratification from temperature and salinity data. The results of calculations are presented which yield mass density stratifications at a number of locations in waters to the West and North-West of Australia. (AN)

Descriptors :   *DENSITY, *SALINITY, *SEA WATER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTATIONS, OCEAN SURFACE, MASS, DEPTH, FORTRAN, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, AUSTRALIA, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, ACOUSTIC VELOCITY, STRATIFICATION, UNDERWATER SOUND, EQUATIONS OF STATE, THERMOCLINES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE