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  • Thermoconvective eddies in air : application to meteorology 

    Avsec, Dusan (E. Blondel la Rougery : Gauthier-VillarsWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1939)
    The object of the present work is a study thermoconvective eddies in a layer of air heated uniformly from below. Being given the importance that these eddies present in meteorlogical phenomena, we have tried to attain three ...
  • Preliminary report on the prediction of "afternoon effect" 

    Iselin, Columbus O’Donnell; Woodcock, A. H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1942-07-25)
    With moderate or light winds and a clear sky the diurnal heating which occurs near the sea surface can cause a serious reduction in the range of submarine detection, especially on shallow targets. This has usually been ...
  • Report on the soft-shell clam industry on the east coast of the United States 

    Turner, Harry J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1948-05-17)
    The purpose of this report is to bring together as much information as is available about the soft shell clam and the clam industry so that the Committee of Clam Technicians may have a concrete basis for discussion of ...
  • Sonic fishes of the Pacific 

    Fish, Marie Poland (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1948-08-24)
    The present report is concerned with one of the oceanic biology subjects designated by the Navy for investigation. In compliance with the assignment the objective has been (1) to assemble, analyze and where possible ...
  • Vertical distribution of temperature and humidity over the Caribbean Sea 

    Bunker, Andrew F.; Haurwitz, B.; Malkus, Joanne Starr; Stommel, Henry M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1949)
    The observations presented and discussed in this paper were obtained as part of a research project conducted under contract NObs-2083 with the Bureau of Ships of the U. S. Navy by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. ...
  • The sediments and stratigraphy of the East Coast continental margin : Georges Bank to Norfolk Canyon 

    Stetson, Henry C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1949-08)
    The continental shelf off the northeastern coast of the United States was the first of our offshore coastal areas to be charted in detail by the Coast and Geodetic Survey, starting on Georges Bank in 1930. The techniques ...
  • A phonograph record of the underwater calls of delphinapterus leucus 

    Schevill, William E.; Lawrence, Barbara (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1950-01)
    DelphinaplMus leucas (Pallas), variously called white porpoise, white whale, or beluga, has long been known as a vociferous species. It is an arctic form, generally restricted to waters north of N. Lat. 60°, except along ...
  • An electromagnetic method for measuring the velocities of ocean currents from a ship under way 

    Von Arx, William S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1950-03)
    During the past four years a deliberate effort has been made at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to devise methods of kinematic observation generally suited to the needs of oceanographers. One result of this work, ...
  • The analysis of tidal phenomena in narrow embayments 

    Redfield, Alfred C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1950-07)
    The tides of coastal embayments derive their energy from the ocean tides rather than from the direct action of lunar and solar gravitational forces. They are considered to be part of co-oscilating systems in which the ...
  • Report on a survey of the hydrography of Great South Bay made during the summer of 1950 for the Town of Islip, N.Y. 

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1951-01)
    Between July 25 and August 7, 1950 the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducted a survey of Great South Bay. The purpose of this study was to attempt to determine the cause of the almost complete cessation of the ...
  • A preliminary analysis of the vertical heat flux at five meters over water 

    Panofsky, H. A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1951-09)
    The members of the Marine Meteorology Project of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have designed equipment for the measurement or the vertical heat flux. This consists of a small vertical vane, a heated thermistor ...
  • An experimental study of salt wedges 

    Farmer, Harlow G. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1951-12)
    The objective of the estuary studies being conducted at this Institution is to attempt an understanding of tidal flushing. Two theories have been developed, that of Ketchum employing an extension of the tidal prism ...
  • Report to the Towns of Brookhaven and Islip, N.Y. on the hydrography of Great South Bay and Moriches Bay 

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Redfield, Alfred C. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1952-04)
    During the summer of 1950, The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducted a study of the waters of Great South Bay for the Town of Islip, New York, with a view to seeking the cause of the decline of the oyster ...
  • On the nature of estuarine circulation : part I (chapters 3 and 4) 

    Stommel, Henry M.; Former, Harlow G. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1952-10)
    The reader will quickly see that the subject matter of Chapter 3 is confined to the hydraulics of sharply stratified media, whereas real estuaries are always more or less diffusely stratified. What is more, no discussion ...
  • The distribution of salinity in the estuary of the Delaware River 

    Ketchum, Bostwick H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1952-12)
    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been asked by the New York City Board of Water Supply to study and review recent observations on the distribution of fresh and salt water in the Estuary of the Delaware River. ...
  • Some results of a trade cumulus cloud investigation 

    Malkus, Joanne Starr (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1953-05)
    Cross sections through two trade cumulus clouds are presented, showing the temperatures, turbulence, and water vapor content of the clouds and their nearby environment, the cloud slope, and the external wind profile. ...
  • Supplementary report on the distribution of salinity in the estuary of the Delaware River 

    Ketchum, Bostwick H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1953-07-16)
    Since the preparation of my report on the distribution of salinity in the estuary of the Delaware River (N.Y.C. Exhibit 40) a new formula governing the releases of water from storage during periods of low flow has been ...
  • Concerning the structure of some cumulus clouds which penetrated the high tropical troposphere 

    Malkus, Joanne Starr; Ronne, Claude (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1954-03)
    Some extremely large oceanic trade-mind cumulonimbus clouds extending upwards of 40,000 ft. into a region of strong winds and intense vertical shear have been studied by means of time-lapse photography. A simultaneous still ...
  • On the formation and structure of downdrafts in cumulus clouds 

    Malkus, Joanne Starr (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1954-08)
    Downdrafts, exhibiting speeds and mass transports comparable to those of the main updrafts, are a common feature of the cumulus clouds studied by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's FBI aircraft in the trade-wind region. ...
  • On the structure of trade-wind air below cloud 

    Malkus, Joanne Starr (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1956-08)
    The moisture and temperature structure of the trade-wind mixed layer are compared under conditions of strong versus weak trade. The data used are two series of aircraft psychrograph soundings made over the ocean near ...