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  • Sugimura, Peter Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2008-09)
    The mid-to-deep Arctic Ocean is generally characterized by a cyclonic circulation, contained along shelves and ridges. Here we analyze the general Arctic circulation using an idealized numerical model consisting of a ...
  • Ponton, Camilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-06)
    The Indian monsoon affects the livelihood of over one billion people. Despite the importance of climate to society, knowledge of long-term monsoon variability is limited. This thesis provides Holocene records of monsoon ...
  • Bondaryk, Joseph E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-03)
    This thesis investigates array processing and forward modeling methods for the analysis of experimental, structural acoustic data to understand wave propagation on fluid-loaded, elastic, cylindrical shells in the ...
  • Mopper, Kenneth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-06)
    The goal of this thesis is to examine the distribution and diagenesis of carbohydrates in aquatic environments. The following questions are studied: what is the carbohydrate composition of sediment in different environments ...
  • Atkins, Michael S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2000-05)
    Eighteen strains of flagellated protists representing 9 species were isolated and cultured from four deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Juan de Fuca Ridge, Guaymas Basin, and both 21°N and 9°N on ...
  • Solovev, Mikhail A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-09)
    Climate simulation with numerical oceanic models requires a proper parameterization scheme in order to represent the effects of unresolved mesoscale eddies. Even though a munber of schemes have been proposed and some ...
  • Capontondi, Antonietta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1993-02)
    The dynamical aspects involved in the assimilation of altimeter data in a numerical ocean model have been investigated. The model used for this study is a quasi-geostrophic model of the Gulf Stream region. The data that ...
  • Cuhel, Russell Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-12)
    The reductive assimilation of sulfate into cellular organic sulfur compounds was studied in aerobic marine bacteria, with emphasis on the relationship between sulfur metabolism and protein synthesis. The goal of the ...
  • Dail, Holly J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-09)
    This thesis focuses on ocean circulation and atmospheric forcing in the Atlantic Ocean at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, 18-21 thousand years before present). Relative to the pre-industrial climate, LGM atmospheric CO2 ...
  • Dewar, William K. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1982-10)
    Four different problems concerning Gulf Stream Rings are considered. The first deals with the particle trajectories of, and advection-diffusion by, a dynamic model of a Ring. It is found that the streaklines computed ...
  • Willy, Christopher J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-09)
    This paper presents a method for estimating the spectra of water wave disturbances on five of the six axes of a stationary, slender body underwater vehicle in an inertia dominated wave force regime, both in head seas and ...
  • Yamato, Maya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-09)
    Despite widespread concerns about the effects of anthropogenic noise on baleen whales (suborder Mysticeti), we lack basic information about their auditory physiology for comprehensive risk assessments. Hearing ranges and ...
  • Kunz, Clayton G. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-02)
    This thesis presents a system for automatically building 3-D optical and bathymetric maps of underwater terrain using autonomous robots. The maps that are built improve the state of the art in resolution by an order of ...
  • Meacham, Stephen P. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-06)
    Several problems are addressed herein. They are loosely connected by the theme of resonant triad interactions. The main topic is the finite amplitude evolution of weakly unstable, linear eigenmodes in a meridionally ...
  • LaCasce, Joseph H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-09)
    Nonlinear quasigeostrophic flows in two layers over a topographic slope are considered. The evolution depends on the size of two parameters which indicate the degree of nonlinearity at depth. The first measures the ...
  • Elkins, Lynne J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2009-02)
    To explore the ability of melting mafic lithologies to produce alkaline ocean-island basalts (OIB), an experimental study was carried out measuring clinopyroxene (Cpx)- melt and garnet (Gt)-melt partition coefficients ...
  • Headrick, Robert H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-09)
    Travel-times of acoustic signals were measured between a bottom-mounted source near Oahu and four bottom-mounted receivers located near Washington, Oregon, and California in 1988 and 1989. This paper discusses the observed ...
  • Richards, Randall G. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-09)
    This paper develops a beam pattern design procedure for general multidimensional irregular sonar arrays that incorporates the not well understood effects of array geometry into the design process. The procedure is ...
  • Sancho, Gorka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-04)
    Coral reef fishes aggregate to spawn on certain locations of reefs. This thesis is an extensive investigation of the behavioral and ecological relations between spawning reef fishes, predators and their environment at a ...
  • Curran, Mary C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-09)
    The family Labridae, or wrasses, is one of the most speciose fish families and is exceptional in its wide range of morphological and behavioral diversities. The cunner Tautogolabrus adspersus is one of two temperate-dwelling ...

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