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

Pre-1982 reports can be scanned and added by request; contact the WHOAS project manager to have a Technical Report added.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pathways for the export of Arctic change into the North Atlantic 

    Ramsey, Andree L.; Straneo, Fiamma (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2018-01)
    The goal of the Pathways for the Export of Arctic Change into the North Atlantic project was to measure the exchange between the Hudson Bay System and the Labrador Sea, which occurs in the Hudson Strait. This exchange ...
  • A database for zooplankton net tow data 

    Hunt, Mary M.; Wiebe, Peter (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-06)
    This report describes the design and implementation of a database to store zooplankton net tow data and the applications programming done to update and access the database using the Sigma 7 Extended Database Management ...
  • PATS-1 : a package of programs for the analysis of marine micropaleontological data on the Vax 11/780 computer 

    Lohmann, George P. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-06)
    PATS-l is the first version of a package of computer programs and subroutines written or acquired specifically for the archiving, analysis, and presentation of marine micropaleontological data. The aim of this report ...
  • Assessment of seabed seismic systems 

    Bunce, Elizabeth T. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-04)
    This project was initiated to accomplish the necessary research and documentation of existing seismic techniques and systems for the study of sediments and sedimentary structures in the oceans. In this respect , it is ...
  • Time series analysis programs 

    Chave, Alan D. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-05)
    This report documents a set of Fortran subroutines for manipulating one dimensional, complex-valued time series information . The programs are divided into two libraries: TSLIB for ordinary Fourier analysis and ACLIB ...
  • Abstracts of papers submitted in 1979 for publication, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 

    Lauzon, Shelley M. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980)
    This Summary of Abstracts contains all abstracts submitted for publication during calendar year 1979 by the staff and students of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
  • Measurement of ocean surface currents using a ship towed log 

    Bitterman, David S. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-05)
    A ship towed log for use on ships-of-opportunity to measure ocean surface currents was built and tested over the past two years. The technique used is one of the oldest known to navigators. The ship's dead reckoned ...
  • The use of the coastal oceans in the 80's : opportunities for marine geology 

    Ross, David A.; Aubrey, David G. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-04)
    Events of recent years have clearly indicated that the United States will be making greater use of its coastal and offshore region in the 1980's. Rational use of this area will require the combined talents of scientists, ...
  • Seasonal performance of a brine pond solar heat collector in New England 

    Von Arx, William S. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-03)
    The modified 20 metric ton, 20 m2 area Bloch-Tabor brine pond built on the premises of the New Alchemy Institute, Hatchville, Massachusntts, under Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution auspices has been in operation since ...
  • Bibliography of technical reports, 1979 

    Spivey, Ruth B. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-04)
    The technical reports prepared by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1979 are listed in this bibliography.

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