The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution publishes technical reports describing projects carried out by WHOI researchers. New reports are added as they become available.

Pre-1978 reports are scanned and added by request; contact the WHOAS project manager whoas@whoi.edu to have a Technical Report added.

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  • The Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station (NTAS): NTAS-19 Mooring Turnaround Cruise Report Cruise On Board RV Ronald H. Brown October 14 - November 1, 2020 

    Plueddemann, Albert J.; Pietro, Benjamin; Hasbrouck, Emerson (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2021-01)
    The Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station (NTAS) was established to address the need for accurate air-sea flux estimates and upper ocean measurements in a region with strong sea surface temperature anomalies and the likelihood ...
  • Vector averaging current meter speed calibration and recording technique 

    McCullough, James R. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-09)
    Equations 1-4 summarize the rotor calibration used at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the VACM. A discussion of the instrumental and test details used to derive these equations follows. A list of other VACM documents ...
  • The Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station (NTAS): NTAS-18 Mooring Turnaround Cruise Report Cruise On Board RV Ronald H. Brown January 6 –26, 2020 Bridgetown, Barbados – Bridgetown, Barbados 

    Bigorre, Sebastien P.; Pietro, Benjamin; Hasbrouck, Emerson (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2021-02-24)
    The Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station (NTAS) was established to address the need for accurate air-sea flux estimates and upper ocean measurements in a region with strong sea surface temperature anomalies and the ...
  • Initial cruise report : Chain 115, leg 6 

    Johnson, David A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1974-06)
    Leg 6 of CHAIN Cruise 115 began in Rio de Janeiro on 22 April 1974, and terminated in Recife on 18 May 1974. A multi-disciplinary scientific program was carried out within the Vema Channel and on the northern flanks of the ...
  • Summary of investigations conducted in 1967 : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, Massachusetts 

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, / (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1968)
    This collection of brief "summaries of investigations" has been prepared by the members of the research staff of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and this volume is a continuation of our early traditions. For the ...
  • Overturning of the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP): RAFOS Float Data Report June 2014 - January 2019 

    Ramsey, Andree L.; Furey, Heather H.; Bower, Amy S. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-12)
    The Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP) is an international effort started in 2014 dedicated to achieving a better understanding of the link between dense-water formation and the meridional overturning ...
  • A manual for Sofar observers 

    Woollard, George Prior (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1947-07-01)
    This manual has been prepared primarily for the men who are engaged in field research problems connected with the use of Sofar, the installation of Sofar monitoring stations and the operation of Sofar systems of position ...
  • Bathymetry, control positions and aspect of proposed SOFAR stations in the Pacific Ocean 

    Woollard, George Prior (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1946-07-24)
    The purpose of this memorandum is to present the available information on the nature of the bottom off the coasts of California and Hawaii adjacent to the proposed SOFAR stations in the Pacific Ocean, the best probable ...
  • Long range sound transmission : interim report no. 3, SOFAR position triangulation 

    Barbour, Lucius Hilliard (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1947-09-15)
    The first sounds to arrive at the receiver commence at low intensity and with long intervals between them. Gradually 1 the interval shortens, the sounds become louder until they blend in to one loud sound which ceases ...
  • Long range sound transmission : interim report no. 1, March 1, 1944 - January 20, 1945 

    Ewing, W. Maurice; Worzel, J. Lamar (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1945-08-25)
    Experiments are described to demonstrate a new method of sonic signalling at extremely long ranges in the oceans, utilizing the natural sound channel. Signals were made by causing a four pound charge of TNT to explode at ...
  • Long range sound transmission : interim report no. 2, SOFAR bombs and detonators 

    Cornell, Sidney (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1947-09-01)
    The use of the natural sound channel in the oceans in transmitting sound signals over distances as great as 3000 miles is known as SOFAR. The sound signal is initiated at the axis of the sound channel by some sort of bomb ...
  • The Deep Water Dispersion Experiment: RAFOS float data report June 2016 - January 2019 

    Ramsey, Andree L.; Furey, Heather H.; Bower, Amy S.; Pérez-Brunius, Paula; García-Carrillo, Paula (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2019-12)
    This is the final data report for all acoustically-tracked subsurface RAFOS floats deployed for the “Deep Water Dispersion Experiment: RAFOS Float Study in Support of Analysis of Possible Consequences of Large Scale ...
  • Acoustic and oceanographic observations collected during the Nomans Island experiment in Spring 2017 

    Johnson, Hansen D.; Newhall, Arthur E.; Lin, Ying-Tsong; Baumgartner, Mark F. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-07)
    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has developed a digital acoustic monitoring (DMON) instrument and low-frequency detection and classification system (LFDCS) to detect and classify baleen whales in near ...
  • Performance analysis of Woods Hole taut moorings 

    Walden, Robert G.; Panicker, Narayana N. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-06)
    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been using deepsea moored buoys for acquiring serial observations of ocean currents, temperature .and other data for over twelve years. A brief description of the deep-sea ...
  • Hudson '70 : gravity observations 62.9S̊ - 57.5N̊ along 150W̊ 

    Von Arx, William S.; Bowen, D. C.; Dean, Jerome P.; Harworth, R. T. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1971-11)
    To provide geoidal topography over the world oceans, a radar altimeter carried by earth satellite is planned. Ground truth calibration will be provided by a grid comprised of the equatorial belt and meridional traverses ...
  • Eighteenth Setting of the Stratus Ocean Reference Station Cruise On Board RV Cabo de Hornos April 8 - 27, 2019 Valparaiso, Chile - Valparaiso, Chile 

    Bigorre, Sebastien P.; Hasbrouck, Emerson; Pietro, Benjamin; Search, Francesca; Alquinta, Sasha; Pezoa, Sergio; Llanos, Nicolas (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2019-10)
    The Ocean Reference Station at 20°S, 85°W under the stratus clouds west of northern Chile is being maintained to provide ongoing climate-quality records of surface meteorology, air-sea fluxes of heat, freshwater, and ...
  • AT42-20 Cruise Report for the 2019-2021 Gofar Transform Fault Earthquake Prediction Experiment, Leg 1: OBS Deployment and Rock Dredging 

    Warren, Jessica M.; Behn, Mark D.; Fan, Wenyuan; Morrow, Thomas; Prigent, Cécile; Schwartz, Darin M.; Andrys, Janine; Bahruth, Melinda; Gong, Jianhua; Lin, Kuan-Yu; Gardner, Alan T.; Kot, Dan; Rapa, Martin; Kelly, Brian; A'Hearn, Patrick (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2019-12)
    The goal of this cruise was to deploy 51 ocean bottom seismometers (OBS) and conduct rock dredges at the Quebrada/Discovery/Gofar (QDG) transform fault systems, with a focus on the Gofar system. QDG is located in the ...
  • CALYPSO 2019 Cruise Report: field campaign in the Mediterranean 

    Mahadevan, Amala; D'Asaro, Eric A.; Allen, John T.; Almaraz García, Pablo; Alou-Font, Eva; Aravind, Harilal Meenambika; Balaguer, Pau; Caballero, Isabel; Calafat, Noemi; Carbornero, Andrea; Casas, Benjamin; Castilla, Carlos; Centurioni, Luca R.; Conley, Margaret; Cristofano, Gino; Cutolo, Eugenio; Dever, Mathieu; Enrique Navarro, Angélica; Falcieri, Francesco; Freilich, Mara; Goodwin, Evan; Graham, Raymond; Guigand, Cedric; Hodges, Benjamin A.; Huntley, Helga; Johnston, Shaun; Lankhorst, Matthias; Lermusiaux, Pierre F. J.; Lizaran, Irene; Mirabito, Chris; Miralles, A.; Mourre, Baptiste; Navarro, Gabriel; Ohmart, Michael; Ouala, Said; Ozgokmen, Tamay M.; Pascual, Ananda; Pou, Joan Mateu Horrach; Poulain, Pierre Marie; Ren, Alice; Rodriguez Tarry, Daniel; Rudnick, Daniel L.; Rubio, M.; Ruiz, Simon; Rypina, Irina I.; Tintore, Joaquin; Send, Uwe; Shcherbina, Andrey Y.; Torner, Marc; Salvador-Vieira, Guilherme; Wirth, Nikolaus; Zarokanellos, Nikolaos (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-01)
    This cruise aimed to identify transport pathways from the surface into the interior ocean during the late winter in the Alborán sea between the Strait of Gibraltar (5°40’W) and the prime meridian. Theory and previous ...
  • WHOI Hawaii Ocean Timeseries Station (WHOTS) : WHOTS-14 2017 mooring turnaround cruise report 

    Hasbrouck, Emerson; Weller, Robert A.; Santiago-Mandujano, Fernando; Blomquist, Byron; Maloney, Kelsey; Snyder, Jefrey; Clabaugh, Abby; Adams, Samantha; Rosburg, Kellen; King, Andrew; Natarov, Svetlana; Howins, Noah; Hebert, Garrett; Lukas, Roger (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2019-09)
    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Hawaii Ocean Time-series Station (WHOTS), located approximately 100 km north of Oahu, Hawaii, is intended to provide long-term, high-quality air-sea fluxes as a part of the ...
  • Atlantic oceanography conducted during the period July 1, 1962 -June 30, 1963 

    Stanbrough, J. H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1963-09)
    In July 1962 a short cruise was made on CHAIN to investigate the hypothesis (Worthington 1962) that the major circulation of the North Atlantic is divided into two anti-cyclonic eddies or gyres. Evidence from International ...

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