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  • Magnell, Bruce Arthur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-06)
    Many hypotheses have been advanced to explain the formation of mixed layers in the ocean; the salt finger type of double-diffusive convection, in particular, has received much attention. Because of their uniquely ordered ...
  • Smith, Peter C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-09)
    This thesis presents an investigation of the dynamics of bottom boundary currents in the ocean. The major emphasis is to develop simple mathematical models in which various dynamical features of these complex geophysical ...
  • Forsyth, Donald W. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-09)
    The dispersion of Love and Rayleigh waves in the period range 17-167 sec. is used to detect the change in the structure of the upper mantle as the age of the sea-floor increases away from the mid-ocean ridge. Using the ...
  • O'Sullivan, James Francis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-09)
    Surface recovery of small submersibles could be made safer for personnel and hardware with the installation on the submersible of an inflatable, pneumatic bumper which acts also as main surface buoyancy. Tne use of such ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bornhold, Brian D. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-11)
    Recent sedimentation in the eastern Angola Basin includes calcareous oozes in the north and south (Guinea Rise and Walvis Ridge) and hemipelagic lutites and terrigenous turbidites on the Congo Cone and on the Angola rise ...
  • Tucholke, Brian E. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1974-01)
    The Greater Antilles Outer Ridge is an 1800 km long, submarine sedimentary ridge which lies below 5000 m in the southwestern North Atlantic Ocean. Seismic reflection profiles and core data indicate that the ridge is ...
  • Williams, David Lee (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1974-07)
    Lithospheric cooling along the Galapagos Spreading Center at 86°W longitude, as determined by surface heat-flow measurements, appears dominated by hydrothermal circulation. This same phenomena apparently exists on the ...
  • Sullivan, Paul Francis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-01)
    A theoretical investigation is undertaken into the creep instability of two common shells of revolution, the infinitely long cylinder and the complete sphere. The linear and non-linear visco-elastic material idealizations ...
  • Vandiver, J. Kim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-01)
    In fixed offshore structures, damage incurred below the waterline is often difficult to detect, but significant enough to be the source of a subsequent massive failure. A technique is described that can be used to detect ...
  • Durham, James Leighton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-01)
    A high resolution acoustic navigation system for ocean use is being developed at the Woods Hole oceanographic Institution. The system can yield navigation fixes with respect to a bottom moored reference net with accuracies ...
  • Nichols-Driscoll, Jean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-04)
    The influence of natural short-term fluctuations in environmental parameters on three components of transient benthic invertebrate community structure: abundance of individuals and species, biomass of individuals, ...
  • Sunda, William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-04)
    The purpose of this investigation is to quantify the relationship between cupric ion activity and the toxicity of copper to phytoplankton and further to study the effect on copper toxicity of naturally occurring organic ...
  • Hendry, Ross MacRae (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-04)
    This thesis reports on an investigation into the structure, energetics and propagation of tidal frequency internal waves. Data from Site D, near the New England continental slope, Muir Seamount northeast of Bermuda, and ...
  • Pechenik, Jan A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-06)
    Many species of prosobranch gastropod deposit their eggs in tough capsules affixed to hard substrates. Generally, there is a small opening near the top of such capsules, occluded by a firm plug (operculum) which must ...
  • Burns, Kathryn A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-06)
    The studies described in this thesis were designed to answer several problems relating to the recovery of a salt marsh heavily polluted by an accidental spill of Number 2 fuel oil. Field and laboratory studies were ...
  • Leaman, Kevin Douglas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-06)
    A set of vertical profiles of horizontal ocean currents, obtained by electro-magnetic profilers in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Bermuda in the spring of 1973, has been analyzed in order to study the vertical structure ...
  • Bryden, Harry L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-07)
    The local dynamics of low-frequency motions in the MODE region are investigated from three arrays of moored measurements of current and temperature. Tests for lowest-order balances of horizontal momentum, mass, heat, heat ...
  • Kim, Kuh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-08)
    This thesis is made of two separate, but interrelated parts. In Part I the instability of a baroclinic Rossby wave in a two-layer ocean of inviscid fluid without topography, is investigated and its results are applied ...
  • Tapscott, Susan Schultz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-09)
    An experimental investigation of the tangentiaì drag of an axially oscillating cylinder is presented. Deep-sea mooring cables are oscillated sinusoidally at ocean wave amplitudes and frequencies, and experimenta1 values ...

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