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    • 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 ...
    • The distribution of dissolved silica in the deep western North Atlantic Ocean 

      Needell, Gerald J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1978-11)
      The distribution of dissolved silica in the deep western North Atlantic Ocean is presented. The potential temperature-dissolved silica relationship is compared with the potential temperature salinity relationship in the ...
    • Hydrographic station data obtained in the vicinity of Nantucket Shoals, May, July, September 1978 

      Limeburner, Richard; Beardsley, Robert C. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1979-01)
      Three cruises were made during May, July, and September 1978, to measure the regional hydrographic structure in the vicinity of Nantucket Shoals on the New England Continental Shelf. A summary of the hydrographic ...
    • On the propagation of free topographic Rossby waves near continental margins 

      Ou, Hsien Wang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1979-04)
      Observational work by Thompson (1977) and others has demonstrated that free topographic Rossby waves propagate northward up the continental rise south of New England. To study the dynamical implications of these waves ...
    • Analysis and interpretation of tidal currents in the coastal boundary layer 

      May, Paul Wesley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1979-05)
      Concern with the impact of human activities on the coastal region of the world's oceans has elicited interest in the so-called "coastal boundary layer"-that band of water adjacent to the coast where ocean currents ...
    • A compilation of moored current meter and wind recorder data : volume XVIII (JASIN 1978, moorings 651-653) 

      Tarbell, Susan A.; Briscoe, Melbourne G.; Weller, Robert A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1979-07)
      Summaries of current and temperature measurements from three moorings in the 1978 Joint Air-Sea Interaction Project . (JASIN) are presented; the moorings are WHOI/JASIN numbers 651/Wl, 652/W2, and 653/W3. The instruments were ...
    • Biological and hydrographic station data obtained in the vicinity of Nantucket Shoals, May 1978-May 1979 

      Limeburner, Richard; Beardsley, Robert C.; Esaias, Wayne E. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-01)
      Six cruises were made from May, 1978 to May, 1979 to measure the regional distributions of chlorophyll, silicate, nitrate and nitrite, phosphate, temperature, and salinity in the vacinity of Nantucket Shoals on the New ...
    • Observations and models of inertial waves in the deep ocean 

      Fu, Lee-Lueng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-02)
      The structure of the inertial peak in deep ocean kinetic energy spectra is studied here. Records were obtained from Polymode arrays deployed in the Western North Atlantic Ocean (40°W to 70°W, 15°N to 42°N). The results ...
    • Observations of long period waves in the tropical oceans and atmosphere 

      Luther, Douglas S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-02)
      The existence of resonant, baroclinic, equatorially-trapped inertia-gravity waves (discovered by Wunsch and Gill (1976)) is confirmed in the mid-Pacific by spectral analysis of long sea level records. The energy of the ...
    • Wintertime convection and frontal interleaving in the Southern Ocean 

      Toole, John M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-03)
      The Southern Ocean as defined here is the body of water between the Antarctic Continent and the Antarctic Polar Front, (APF). This ocean is considered important in the global thermodynamic balance of the ocean-atmosphere ...
    • Seasonal variability in the intermediate water of the eastern North Atlantic 

      Bray, Nancy Amanda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-08)
      Observational evidence of seasonal variability below the main thermocline in the eastern North Atlantic is described, and a theoretical model of oceanic response to seasonally varying windstress forcing is constructed to ...
    • The dynamics and kinematics of the coastal boundary layer off Long Island 

      Pettigrew, Neal R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-12)
      Data from the COBOLT experiment, which investigated the first 12 km off Long Island's south shore, are analyzed and discussed. Moored current meter records indicate that the nearshore flow field is strongly polarized ...
    • The influence of the mid-Atlantic ridge upon the circulation and the properties of the Mediterranean water southwest of the Azores 

      Joyce, Terrence M. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1981-06)
      The warm, salty water influenced by the Mediterranean outfow can be observed at mid-depth throughout the Central North Atlantic Ocean. Katz (1970) first noted that rather than a gradual salinity decrease away from the ...
    • The vertical structure of the wind-driven circulation 

      Young, William R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1981-08)
      This thesis consists of three loosely related theoretical studies. In chapters 1 - 3 the physical mechanisms which determine the three dimensional structure of the currents in the Sverdrup interior of a wind-driven gyre ...
    • The dynamics of mean circulation on the continental shelf 

      Shaw, Ping-Tung Peter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1982-02)
      Mean long-isobath drift of the order 5 cm/sec has been observed on several continental shelves, e.g. in the Middle Atlantic Bight and in the Weddell Sea. A theoretical model is developed to explore the driving mechanism ...