Measurements of temperature and salinity in the upper 5 m of the ocean
along the equator showed cool fresh anomalies due to rain showers. The
measurements were made between 140 W and 110 W during April 1987, an
El Nino year. The eastern equatorial Pacific was characterized by weak winds...
Observations of wind speed and direction, air and sea temperature,
and solar radiation were obtained from an array of buoys in
JASIN. The observations were analyzed to show spatial and temporal
variability. Spectra of wind speed and air and sea temperature were
computed to illustrate the distribution of variance over...
The thesis describes the properties of surface wind and air
temperature time series recorded at three locations on the pack ice
of the Beaufort Sea. Time series consisting of sequential one-half
hourly means were constructed for a period of approximately a year.
A diurnal fluctuation in air temperature is found...
Observations between 20 and 40 m depth were made with a towed thermostor
chain in the North Pacific. Despite the rapid vertical variation
of buoyancy frequency, spectra of isotherm displacements are in fair
agreement with other observations and with the Garrett-Munk model. The
spectra show evidence of a shoulder and...
The thesis examines the principal air-sea properties at Ocean
Station Vessel N (30N 140W). In a descriptive section, meteorological
and oceanographic data for N are analyzed over 20 years (1951-1970)
and 7 years (1964-1970), respectively. A rainfall estimate is constructed
for the 20 year period. The yearly average rainfall is...