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  • 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 ...
  • McElroy, Anne Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1985-02)
    The fate of [14C- 121 benz(a)anthracene (BA) was followed in benthic microcosm experiments in the presence and absence of the polychaete Nereis virens. In concert with chemical analysis of BA and its metabolites in all ...
  • Mann, David A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1995-09)
    While many fishes are known to produce sounds during courtship and aggression, the information contained in the sounds and their role in reproduction is not well understood. This thesis is an intensive investigation of ...
  • Sasaki, Glenn Craig (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-01)
    Proximate analysis was carried out on developing Homarus americanus Milne Edwards larvae and eggs. Lipids were further analyzed for class and fatty acid composition. During embryogenesis, triacylglycerol supplied most ...
  • Pearson, Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-10)
    Compound-specific carbon isotopic (δ13C and Δ14C) data are reported for lipid biomarkers isolated from Santa Monica Basin (SMB) and Santa Barbara Basin (SBB) surface sediments. These organic compounds represent ...
  • Benoit, Gaboury (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1988-01)
    The focus of this work was geochemical cycling of 210Pb in lakes, including the water column, sediments, and their interactions with each other. A special goal was to elucidate processes that might influence the distribution ...
  • Saito, Mak A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2001-02)
    Processes that enable marine phytoplankton to acquire trace metals are fundamental to our understanding of primary productivity and global carbon cycling. This thesis explored the biogeochemistry of cobalt using analytical ...
  • Henrichs, Susan M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-08)
    Dissolved free amino acids (DFAA) were measured in interstitial water samples squeezed from sediments collected in a variety of depositional environments. These sediments were further characterized by measurements of ...
  • Frame, Caitlin H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-06)
    Atmospheric nitrous oxide N2O concentrations have been rising steadily for the past century as a result of human activities. In particular, human perturbation of the nitrogen cycle has increased the N2O production rates ...
  • Ohnemus, Daniel C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2014-02)
    Marine particles include living and non-living solid components of seawater, representing a dynamic and chemically diverse mixture of phases. Through a combination of method development, basin-scale particulate collection ...
  • Lewis, Craig V. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-06)
    Advective losses of bank water during winter because of strong wind forcing were hypothesized to be a significant factor limiting recruitment of Georges Bank cormnunities. This hypothesis was examined using biological-physical ...
  • Banning, Erin C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2010-06)
    Predatory bacteria are ubiquitous in aquatic environments and may be important players in the ecology and biogeochemistry of microbial communities. Three novel strains belonging to two genera of marine flavobacteria, ...
  • Campbell-Malone, Regina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-09)
    The North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, one of the most critically endangered whales in the world, is subject to high anthropogenic mortality. Vessel-whale collisions and entanglement in fishing gear were ...
  • Licht, Stephen Carl (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2008-06)
    Inspired by the swimming abilities of marine animals, this thesis presents "Finnegan the RoboTurtle", an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) powered entirely by four flapping foils. Biomimetic actuation is shown to produce ...

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