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  • Firing, Eric (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1978-08)
    A two-layer linear analytic model is used to study the response of the mid-latitude ocean to the seasonal variation of the windstress. The most important component of the response is a barotropic quasi-steady Sverdrup ...
  • Bray, Nancy Amanda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-08)
    Observational evidence of seasonal variability below the main thermocline in the eastern North Atlantic is described, and a theoretical model of oceanic response to seasonally varying windstress forcing is constructed to ...
  • McCaffrey, Mark A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-05)
    This thesis assesses the utility of various sedimentary lipids as indicators of short-term changes in depositional conditions and sedimentary organic matter sources in the coastal upwelling regime off of Peru. A variety ...
  • MacIlvaine, Joseph Chad (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-09)
    A detailed study of a small (5000 km2) area of the continental slope south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was conducted. Bathymetry, 3.5 kHz profiles, seismic profiles, suspended sediment analysis, bottom photographs, television ...
  • Woodruff, Jonathan D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-09)
    This study uses geophysical and sedimentological data collected from the Lower Hudson River estuary to identify the depositional response of the estuary to high river discharge events. Erosional and depositional environments ...
  • Van Ark, Emily M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-06)
    This thesis presents three studies which apply geophysical tools to the task of better understanding mantle melting phenomena at the upper and lower boundaries of the mantle. The first study uses seafloor bathymetry and ...
  • Hussenoeder, Stefan A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-09)
    The upper ocean crust contains a comprehensive record of the shallow geological processes active along the world's mid-ocean ridge system. This thesis examines the magnetic and seismic structure of the upper crust at two ...
  • Wilcock, William S. D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-06)
    Studies of seismic propagation through oceanic crust have contributed enormously to our understanding of the generation and evolution of oceanic crust However, such work has largely been confined to the seismic velocity ...
  • Christeson, Gail L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-02)
    This thesis is concerned with understanding how oceanic crust is emplaced at mid-ocean ridges. The emphasis is upon fast-spreading ridges, and the use of seismic techniques to image the uppermost several hundred meters ...
  • Trehu, Anne Martine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1982-02)
    In this thesis, seismic waves generated by sources ranging from 2.7 kg shots of TNT to magnitude 5 earthquakes are studied in order to determine the seismic activity and crustal structure of the Orozco transform fault. ...
  • Greaves, Robert J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-06)
    The goal of this thesis is to develop a methodology to interpret sound scattered from the seafloor in terms of seafloor structure and subseafloor geological properties. Specifically, this work has been directed towards ...
  • Roman, Christopher N. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2005-06)
    Obtaining accurate and repeatable navigation for robotic vehicles in the deep ocean is difficult and consequently a limiting factor when constructing vehicle-based bathymetric maps. This thesis presents a methodology to ...
  • Haidvogel, Dale B. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-04)
    Two numerical applications of two-level quasigeostrophic theory are used to investigate the interrelationships of the mean and mesoscale eddy fields in a closed-basin ocean model. The resulting techniques provide a more ...
  • Won, Eric C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-08)
    Ocean modellers seek to understand the circulation of the oceans, or portions thereof, by developing models of the ocean they can solve. This tractability constraint forces ocean modellers to make choices. Naturally, ...
  • Diebel, Carol E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1988-03)
    Hyperiid amphipods are open ocean crustaceans which use gelatinous planktonic animals for food, shelter, and brooding space for their offspring. These associations involve varying degrees of host specificity; and there ...
  • Apotsos, Alex (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-09)
    Surfzone wave height transformation and wave-breaking-driven increases in the mean sea level (setup) are examined on alongshore-uniform beaches with alongshore homogeneous and inhomogeneous wave forcing. While previously ...
  • Gray, Elisabeth S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1988-05)
    Sex differences in hepatic microsomal cytochrome P-450 and monooxygenase activities were investigated in the marine teleosts scup (Stenotomus chrysops) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Microsomal ...
  • Van Leer, John Cloud (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1971-01)
    Two shear experiments performed in the permanent thermocline are described and analyzed in this thesis. The first employed dye streak techniques to gain fractional meter vertical resolution. Shears with small vertical ...
  • Schubert, David M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-09)
    Acoustic doppler velocities are combined with velocity profiles generated from XBT measurements to produce estimates of the flow field between Bermuda and the eastern coast of the United States. Repeated shipboard ...
  • Krey, Whitney B. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2008-06)
    An increased understanding of heterotrophic bacterial strategies for acquiring nutrients and trace elements is critical for elucidating their impact on biogeochemical cycling in the ocean. It is estimated that iron is a ...

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