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  • Halliday, Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-09)
    The marine fecal indicator Enterococcus is measured at beaches to detect fecal contamination events, and beaches are closed to bathers when Enterococcus is found to exceed the federally mandated limit. This dissertation ...
  • Wolfteich, Carl M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-02)
    Planktonic foraminiferal flux was collected at four sediment trap locations spanning a 34° latitude range in the North Atlantic during 1988-1990. Satellite-derived sea surface temperature (SST) and CTD data were integrated ...
  • Green, Rebecca E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2002-06)
    Predictions of chlorophyll concentration from satellite ocean color are an indicator of phytoplankton primary productivity, with implications for foodweb structure, fisheries, and the global carbon cycle. Current models ...
  • Wilkin, John L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1988-09)
    A study is conducted of the scattering of freely-propagating subinertial frequency coastal-trapped waves (CTWS) by large variations in coastline and topography using analytical and numerical techniques. Particular attention ...
  • Bowers, Colleen Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2006-09)
    Recent studies have shown that the presence of sand ripples on the seabed improves sonar detection of buried mines at sub-critical angles. Sidescan sonar data of ripples on the west Florida shelf were collected as part ...
  • Collins, John A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1988-10-06)
    The results of numerous seismic refraction and reflection experiments have shown that the seismic structure of the oceanic crust can be usefully parameterized by a small number of locally horizontal layers within which ...
  • Burian, Erik A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-07-18)
    The continuing development of the autonomous underwater vehicle as an oceanographic research tool has opened up the realm of scientific possibility in the field of deep ocean research. The ability of a vehicle to travel ...
  • Rykova, Tatiana A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2010-06)
    The Labrador Sea, as one of a few places of deep water formation, plays an important role in the Meridional Overturning Circulation. While the interior of the Labrador Sea, where the deepest convection takes place, is ...
  • 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 ...

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