Repeated conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) sections were made across the continental
margin off Peru at 5°S and 10°S between November 1981 and May 1984, i.e., before, during, and after El
Nino of 1982-1983. Coastal sea level at Paita (5°S) and Callao (12°S) began to rise in early October 1982...
The area near Point Arguello has long been recognized as a location of strong
upwelling. A tongue of biologically active waters was observed in the earliest studies of
this region (Sverdrup and Allen, 1939). More recently, satellite estimates of chlorophyll by
the Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) on Nimbus-7 have...
Several current meter moorings were deployed over the continental margin of Peru along 5° and 10°S to study the Peru current system. The observation period from November 1981 to March 1985 covered the occurrence of El Nino 1982-83. This report presents the six-hourly low-passed data sets of each mooring. Progressive...
Internal gravity waves, the subsurface analogue of the familiar
surface gravity waves that break on beaches, are ubiquitous in
the ocean. Because of their strong vertical and horizontal currents,
and the turbulent mixing caused by their breaking, they affect a
panoply of ocean processes, such as the supply of nutrients...
Since the end of the Cold War, the US Navy has had an increasing interest in continental shelves and slopes as
operational areas. To work in such areas
requires a good understanding of ocean
acoustics, coastal physical oceanography,
and, in the modern era, autonomous
underwater vehicle (AUV) operations.
A long and gradual transition between the summer and winter
oceanic regimes was observed off Oregon during the autumn of 1980.
Hydrographic sections and a single current meter mooring between
August and December show the ocean possessed characteristics during
fall that have not been observed during other seasons: a slow...