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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Indian Ocean Bubble 

    Stommel, Henry M. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 195?-1960)
    The Special Committee on Oceanographic Research (SCOR) has endorsed an international cooperative program of oceanographic research and survey work in the Indian Ocean for the near future. 1961 is the year most often ...
  • Air-sea interaction for the International Indian Ocean Expedition 

    Bunker, Andrew F. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1968-02)
    A C-54Q aircraft was bailed to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to participate in the International Indian Ocean Expedition and other research projects in the fields of meteorology and oceanography. With the joint ...
  • Turbulence and turbulent fluxes over the Indian Ocean 

    Bunker, Andrew F. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1968-09)
    A C-54Q aircraft equipped with meteorological instruments was flown three times to India to participate in the International Indian Ocean Expedition. Flights were made out of Bombay, Gan, and Aden to observe winds, te ...
  • Summary of current meter operations in 1968 

    McCullough, James R.; Tupper, George H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1969-03)
    This report describes work done with Geodyne current meters and wind recorders during 1968. Techniques for testing instruments prior to use at sea, instrument performance at sea and instrument changes evolved during the ...
  • Inertial oscillations in the Mediterranean 

    Perkins, Henry T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1970-06)
    Measurements of ocean currents were made by the author in the Western Mediterranean Sea at five depths for two months during early 1969. In terms of the dominant and persistent presence of inertial oscillations, circularly ...
  • Experimental study of internal gravity waves over a slope 

    Cacchione, David A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1970-09)
    A series of laboratory experiments were conducted in a glass wave tank to investigate the propagation of internal gravity waves up a sloping bottom in a fluid with constant Brunt-Vaisala frequency. Measurements of the ...
  • The influence of topography on steady currents and internal waves 

    Hogg, Nelson G. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1971-01)
    Observations of the ocean in the vicinity of Bermuda on two different occasions show systematic distortions of the isotherms close to the island and an area of intensive mixing on the northern coast. Two mechanisms are ...
  • Shear of small vertical scale observed in the permanent oceanic thermocline 

    Van Leer, John Cloud (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1971-01)
    Two shear experiments performed in the permanent thermocline are described and analyzed in this thesis. The first employed dye streak techniques to gain fractional meter vertical resolution. Shears with small vertical ...
  • On the flow induced in a thermally stratified fluid by a source of heat 

    Knox, Robert A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1971-06)
    The flow produced by an infinitely long horizontal heated strip in a thermally stratified fluid is examined theoretically. For strong stratification a long flat convection cell or tongue results. Profiles of velocity and ...
  • Experiments in a rotating source-sink annulus 

    Ingram, Richard Grant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1971-08)
    An experimental investigation of the different flow regimes in a rotating source-sink annulus is described. Both the steady and transient velocities are measured over a large range of Ekman Reynolds number and Rossby number. ...
  • The relationship between microscales and wind-wave spectral development 

    Dorman, Craig E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1971-10)
    The objective of this study was to describe the mechanics of wind wave generation and spectral development. Intermittency, high frequency microstructure in wind and wave fields, and strong nonlinear coupling involving a ...
  • On the calculation of wind stress curl over open ocean areas from synoptic meteorological data with application to time dependent ocean circulation 

    Welch, Christopher Slocombe (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1972-02)
    The method used by N. P. Fofonoff for estimating wind stress curl from surface atmospheric pressure maps is developed for use with the National Meterological Center analysis grid. A formula is developed relating the wind ...
  • Nonlinear interactions among standing surface and internal gravity waves 

    Joyce, Terrence M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1972-06)
    A laboratory study has been undertaken to measure the momentum transfer from surface to internal gravity waves in a nonlinear, resonant interaction. The interacting waves form triads for which σ1s - σ2s ± σI = 0 and κ1s - ...
  • Gravity observations 09.0°E to 37.9°W along the equator 

    Dean, Jerome P.; McCullough, C. B. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1972-07)
    This report presents free air gravity values and computed free air anomalies obtained on an equatorial traverse from 09°00'E. to 37°56'W. It is the second of a series of reports presenting the gravity data to be used in ...
  • Oceanic microstructure observed near Bermuda using a towed sensor 

    Magnell, Bruce Arthur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-06)
    Many hypotheses have been advanced to explain the formation of mixed layers in the ocean; the salt finger type of double-diffusive convection, in particular, has received much attention. Because of their uniquely ordered ...