Monthly atmospheric and oceanographic surface fields for the western North Atlantic : December, 1986-April, 1989
Caruso, Michael J.
Kelly, Kathryn A.
MetadataShow full item record
LocationWestern North Atlantic
Monthly atmospheric and oceanographic variables for the western North Atlantic Ocean from various sources are presented as contour or vector maps. These fields were assembled for a study of the upper ocean heat budget. Atmospheric fields include the net surface heat fluxes and wind stress derived from the 1000 mb winds from the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF). Oceanographic fields include the sea surface height from the Geosat radar altimeter and sea surface temperature from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). An additional estimate of net surface heat flux is shown; this estimate was derived by assimilating winds, currents and ocean temperatures into a mixed layer model. The maps show a complex interplay of fluctuations in the winds and heat fluxes, and in the structure and temperature gradients of the Gulf Stream system. Some comments are offered on a comparison of the two heat flux estimates.
Suggested CitationTechnical Report: Caruso, Michael J., Singh, Sandipa, Kelly, Kathryn A., Qiu, Bo, "Monthly atmospheric and oceanographic surface fields for the western North Atlantic : December, 1986-April, 1989", 1995-04, DOI:10.1575/1912/480, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/480
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Results of research on surface waves of the western North Atlantic. I. Investigation of bottom pressure fluctuations and surface waves. II. Results of sea surface roughness determinations in the vicinity of Woods Hole, Mass., and Bermuda Seiwell, Harry Richard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1948-08)Part I: It is to be expected that in the future, measurements of pressure fluctuations beneath the ocean surface will provide basic data for solution of many practical problems on the state of the sea. As a result of the ...
On the momentum transfer at the sea surface. I. On the frictional force between air and water and on the occurrence of a laminar boundary layer next to the surface of the sea. II. Measurements of vertical gradient of wind over water. III. Transport of surface water due to the wind system over the North Atlantic Rossby, Carl-Gustaf; Montgomery, Raymond B. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1936-06)I. It is fairly generally assumed that the horizontal circulation of the ocean "troposphere" is maintained by the large scale permanent wind system of the atmosphere. Accurate knowledge of the tangential force exerted by ...
Tracking near surface drogues using an acoustic travel time technique in shallow, highly stratified water : problems and observations Churchill, James H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1981-05)During July and August of 1980 near surface water velocities of Lake Huron were measured by tracking drogues, equipped with sonobuoys, using an acoustic travel time technique. Prior to these experiments difficulties associated ...