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    • The dynamics of bottom boundary currents in the ocean 

      Smith, Peter C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973-09)
      This thesis presents an investigation of the dynamics of bottom boundary currents in the ocean. The major emphasis is to develop simple mathematical models in which various dynamical features of these complex geophysical ...
    • Review of the physical oceanography of Massachusetts Bay 

      Bumpus, Dean F. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1974-02)
      This report responds to an invitation of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Center in which the author was asked to report on the present knowledge of oceanography of Massachusetts Bay and vicinity. ...
    • W.H.O.I./Brown CTD microprofiler : methods of calibration and data handling 

      Fofonoff, Nick P.; Hayes, S. P.; Millard, Robert C. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1974-12)
      This report describes calibration techniques developed over the past three years for the WHOI/Brown CTD in the Moored Array Program. Comparison is made with classical methods of hydrography for stations obtained in the ...
    • The generation, energetics and propagation of internal tides in the western North Atlantic Ocean 

      Hendry, Ross MacRae (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-04)
      This thesis reports on an investigation into the structure, energetics and propagation of tidal frequency internal waves. Data from Site D, near the New England continental slope, Muir Seamount northeast of Bermuda, and ...
    • The vertical propagation of inertial waves in the ocean 

      Leaman, Kevin Douglas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-06)
      A set of vertical profiles of horizontal ocean currents, obtained by electro-magnetic profilers in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Bermuda in the spring of 1973, has been analyzed in order to study the vertical structure ...
    • Momentum, mass, heat, and vorticity balances from oceanic measurements of current and temperature 

      Bryden, Harry L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-07)
      The local dynamics of low-frequency motions in the MODE region are investigated from three arrays of moored measurements of current and temperature. Tests for lowest-order balances of horizontal momentum, mass, heat, heat ...
    • Instability and energetics in a baroclinic ocean 

      Kim, Kuh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1975-08)
      This thesis is made of two separate, but interrelated parts. In Part I the instability of a baroclinic Rossby wave in a two-layer ocean of inviscid fluid without topography, is investigated and its results are applied ...
    • The sensitivity and predictability of mesoscale eddies in an idealized model ocean 

      Haidvogel, Dale B. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-04)
      Two numerical applications of two-level quasigeostrophic theory are used to investigate the interrelationships of the mean and mesoscale eddy fields in a closed-basin ocean model. The resulting techniques provide a more ...
    • A computer program for the design and static analysis of single-point subsurface mooring systems : NOYFB 

      Moller, Donald A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-06)
      This report describes computer program NOYFB, a method of determining the static configuration of sub-surface oceanographic moorings for the purposes of system design and analysis of performance. The program is written ...
    • Mooring operations techniques of the Buoy Project at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 

      Heinmiller, Robert H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-08)
      This report covers the techniques of deploying and recovering the moorings used by the Buoy Project at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. A brief description of the moorings and associated hardware is included. Deck ...
    • Kinematics and energetics of the mesoscale mid-ocean circulation : MODE 

      Richman, James G. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-09)
      The temporal and spatial variability of low frequency moored temperature and velocity observations, obtained as part of the Mid-Ocean Dynamics Experiment (MODE), are analyzed to study the kinematics and energetics of ...
    • Measurements and models of fine-structure, internal gravity waves and wave breaking in the deep ocean 

      Eriksen, Charles C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-09)
      Measurements of horizontal and vertical current by propeller cluster current meters and temperature by thermistors mounted on a rigid array 8 m high and 20 m long moored in the oceanic main thermocline near Bermuda are ...
    • Accuracy of temperature measurements with the VACM 

      Payne, Richard E.; Bradshaw, Alvin L.; Dean, Jerome P.; Schleicher, Karl E. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-10)
      For the past five years the Buoy Group at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has included temperature as one of the variables recorded in its current meters. These measurements began with the first successful deployments ...
    • Observations of the Antarctic polar front during FDRAKE 76 : a cruise report 

      Joyce, Terrence M.; Dean, Jerome P.; McCartney, Michael S.; Millard, Robert C.; Moller, Donald A.; Voorhis, A.; Dahm, C.; Georgi, D.; Kullenberg, G.; Toole, John M.; Zenk, Walter (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-11)
      During March/April 1976 the small-scale structure of the Antarctic Polar Front was observed in the Drake Passage. The observations were part of the International Southern Ocean Studies (ISOS) program called FDRAke 76. The ...
    • Observations of interaction between the internal wavefield and low frequency flows in the North Atlantic 

      Ruddick, Barry R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1977-04)
      A total of four moorings from POLYMODE Array I and II were analyzed in an investigation of internal wavefield-mean flow interactions. In particular, evidence for wave-mean flow interaction was sought by searching for ...
    • The kinematics and dynamics of the New England continental shelf and shelf/slope front 

      Flagg, Charles Noel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1977-04)
      A 37 day long field program was carried out in March 1974 on the New England continental shelf break to study the current and hydrographic structure and variability on the shelf and in the shelf/slope front. A second ...
    • Quasigeostrophic flows and turbulence in a rotating homogeneous fluid 

      Colin de Verdiere, Alain (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1977-08)
      Stimulated by new evidence from both "in situ" oceanic observations and results from numerical modelling, a laboratory study of quasigeostrophic flow and turbulence in a rotating homogeneous fluid has been undertaken. Two ...
    • On the dynamics of shallow water currents in Massachusetts Bay and on the New England continental shelf 

      Butman, Bradford (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1978-04)
      Massachusetts Bay is a coastal Bay 100 km long and 40 km wide located in the western Gulf of Maine. The Bay is closed by land to the north, west and south, but is open to the Gulf to the east; the opening is partially ...
    • Seasonal oscillations in a mid-latitude ocean with barriers to deep flow 

      Firing, Eric (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1978-08)
      A two-layer linear analytic model is used to study the response of the mid-latitude ocean to the seasonal variation of the windstress. The most important component of the response is a barotropic quasi-steady Sverdrup ...
    • Hydrographic station data obtained in the vicinity of Georges Bank, May and August, 1976 

      Limeburner, Richard; Vermersch, John A.; Beardsley, Robert C. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1978-08)
      Two extended cruises were made during May and August, 1976, to measure the regional hydrographic structure in the vicinity of Georges Bank on the New England Continental Shelf. A summary of the hydrographic observations ...