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  • Anomalous water mass distributions at 55W in the North Atlantic in 1977 

    McCartney, Michael S.; Worthington, L. Valentine; Raymer, Mary E. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-12)
    A hydrographic section made in July 1977 from the research vessel KNORR revealed a large-scale meridional distortion of the normal water mass distributions at 55W in the North Atlantic. Cells of pure Labrador Sea Water ...
  • Weakly depth-dependent segments of the North Atlantic circulation 

    Schmitz, William J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-12)
    Time-averaged horizontal currents obtained from long-term moored instruments deployed in the western North Atlantic over the Sohm Abyssal Plain along 55W exhibit two segments of weakly depth-dependent flow: one, near ...
  • Density-diffusive model of the Ninetyeast Ridge current 

    Johnson, Eric S.; Warren, Bruce A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-11)
    A model for the structure of deep western boundary currents, based on linear momentum equations and lateral mixing of density, is applied to data from a recent section across the Ninetyeast Ridge current in the eastern ...
  • Gulf Stream ring trajectories 

    Richardson, Philip L. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-11)
    During the period 1976-78, the movement of 14 Gulf Stream rings, including two anticyclonic and 12 cyclonic rings, was measured with satellite-tracked free-drifting buoys. The buoys in the cyclonic rings showed a tendency ...
  • The physical structure and life history of cyclonic Gulf Stream ring, Allen 

    Richardson, Philip L.; Maillard, Catherine; Sanford, Thomas B. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-11)
    A cyclonic Gulf Stream ring, Allen, was followed over its life from September 1976 to April 1977 in the region north of Bermuda. Conductivity, temperature, and depth; expendable bathythermograph; and velocity profile ...
  • Critical layers and the Garrett-Munk spectrum 

    Ruddick, Barry R. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-11)
    The effects of critical level absorption of oceanic internal waves by a mean flow are estimated using the Garrett and Munk (1975) model spectrum. The horizontal currents of the wave field are found to be more intense ...
  • Reconstructing Northeastern United States temperatures using Atlantic white cedar tree rings 

    Pearl, Jessie K.; Anchukaitis, Kevin J.; Pederson, Neil; Donnelly, Jeffrey P. (IOP Publishing, 2017-11-02)
    Our knowledge of climate variability in the densely populated Northeastern United States is limited to instrumental data of the last century. Most regional paleoclimate proxies reflect a mix of climate responses, which ...
  • Eddies off the Somali coast during the southwest monsoon 

    Bruce, John G. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-11)
    The development and decay of the large eddy in the northern Somali Basin and its smaller associated eddies each southwest monsoon in the northwestern Indian Ocean has been monitored for four consecutive years by a time ...
  • On production and dissipation of thermal variance in the oceans 

    Joyce, Terrence M. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-11)
    An integral relationship is derived expressing the total dissipation of thermal variance by oceanic microstructure in terms of the large-scale forcing at the ocean surface by air/sea heat exchange. The net heat gain by ...
  • Observed and numerically simulated kinetic energies for MODE eddies 

    Schmitz, William J.; Owens, W. Brechner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-11)
    It is demonstrated that the outcome of an intercomparison between data and the vertical distribution of eddy kinetic energy predicted by a previously developed numerical model of the MODE area is frequency dependent. In ...
  • Internal waves, finestructure, mocrostructure, and mixing in the ocean 

    Gregg, Michael C.; Briscoe, Melbourne G. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-11)
    Progress in measuring, interpreting, and understanding oceanic internal gravity waves and fine and microstructure is reviewed; we emphasize the quadrennium 1975-1978. The context is how these subjects contribute to ...
  • Migration rate of mud bacteria as a function of magnetic field strength 

    Teague, Barbara D.; Gilson, Michael; Kalmijn, Adrianus J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-11)
    Certain marine and freshwater mud bacteria are endowed with a permanent magnetic dipole moment. This moment is attributed to an endogenous chain of tightly coupled, single-domain magnetite crystals. When separated from ...
  • Thermal conductivity measurement of fused silica glass 

    Goldberg, Edward D.; von Herzen, Richard P.; Sclater, John G. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-08)
    The reproducibility of thermal conductivity measurements on fused silica glass by various investigators using different techniques suggests its suitability as a standard for such measurements. Our laboratory measurements ...
  • The third annual report of the High Energy Benthic Boundary Layer Experiment : proceedings of the Keystone III Conference held at the Keystone Center for Continuous Education, March 11-15, 1980 

    Hollister, Charles D.; Nowell, Arthur R. M.; Smith, J. Dungan (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-07)
    A meeting was held March 11-15, 1980 to develop and refine the hierarchy of problems to be addressed by the high energy benthic boundary layer experiment. This document outlines revised program goals and the critical ...
  • Matamek annual report for 1979 

    Naiman, Robert J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-06)
    This report describes activities associated with the Matamek Research Program in 1979. Research was conducted on biological, chemical, and physical factors of lakes and rivers, principally in the Maisie and Matamek River ...
  • Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 search data reveal geomorphology and seafloor processes in the remote southeast Indian Ocean 

    Picard, Kim; Brooke, Brendan P.; Harris, Peter T.; Siwabessy, Paulus J. W.; Coffin, Millard F.; Tran, Maggie; Spinoccia, Michele; Weales, Jonathan; Macmillan-Lawler, Miles; Sullivan, Jonah (Elsevier, 2017-11-08)
    A high-resolution multibeam echosounder (MBES) dataset covering over 279,000 km2 was acquired in the southeastern Indian Ocean to assist the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) that disappeared on 8 March 2014. ...
  • Submesoscale hotspots of productivity and respiration : insights from high-resolution oxygen and fluorescence sections 

    Stanley, Rachel H. R.; McGillicuddy, Dennis J.; Sandwith, Zoe O.; Pleskow, Haley M. (2017-10)
    Modeling studies have shown that mesoscale and submesoscale processes can stimulate phytoplankton productivity and export production. Here, we present observations from an undulating, towed Video Plankton Recorder (VPR-II) ...
  • Eddy memory mode of multidecadal variability in residual-mean ocean circulations with application to the Beaufort Gyre 

    Manucharyan, Georgy E.; Thompson, Andrew F.; Spall, Michael A. (American Meteorological Society, 2017-04-12)
    Mesoscale eddies shape the Beaufort Gyre response to Ekman pumping, but their transient dynamics are poorly understood. Climate models commonly use the Gent–McWilliams (GM) parameterization, taking the eddy streamfunction ...
  • The nexus between sea ice and polar emissions of marine biogenic aerosols 

    Gabric, Albert; Matrai, Patricia; Jones, Graham; Middleton, Julia (American Meteorological Society, 2018-02-01)
    Accurate estimation of the climate sensitivity requires a better understanding of the nexus between polar marine ecosystem responses to warming, changes in sea ice extent, and emissions of marine biogenic aerosol (MBA). ...
  • Surface cooling, winds, and eddies over the continental shelf 

    Brink, Kenneth H. (American Meteorological Society, 2017-04-17)
    Models show that surface cooling over a sloping continental shelf should give rise to baroclinic instability and thus tend toward gravitationally stable density stratification. Less is known about how alongshore winds ...

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