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  • The variability and heat budget of the upper ocean under the Chile-Peru stratus 

    Colbo, Keir; Weller, Robert A. (Sears Foundation for Marine Research, 2007-09)
    The persistent stratus clouds found west of Chile and Peru are important for the coupling of the ocean and atmosphere in the eastern Pacific and thus in the climate of the region. The relatively cool sea-surface temperatures ...
  • Variability and trends in surface meteorology and air–sea fluxes at a site off northern Chile 

    Weller, Robert A. (American Meteorological Society, 2015-04-15)
    Time series of surface meteorology and air–sea exchanges of heat, freshwater, and momentum collected from a long-term surface mooring located 1600 km west of the coast of northern Chile are analyzed. The observations, ...
  • Variability in the Deep Western Boundary Current : local versus remote forcing 

    Pena-Molino, Beatriz; Joyce, Terrence M.; Toole, John M. (American Geophysical Union, 2012-12-22)
    Horizontal velocity, temperature and salinity measurements from the Line W array for the period 2004–2008 show large changes in the water mass structure and circulation of the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC). Fluctuations ...
  • Variability in the North Atlantic Deep Western Boundary Current : upstream causes and downstream effects as observed at Line W 

    Pena-Molino, Beatriz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2010-09)
    The variability in the DWBC, its connection to the forcing in the northern North Atlantic and interaction with the Gulf Stream were explored from a combination of remote sensing and in-situ measurements in the western ...
  • Variability in the Slope Water and its relation to the Gulf Stream path 

    Pena-Molino, Beatriz; Joyce, Terrence M. (American Geophysical Union, 2008-02-06)
    Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and Sea Surface Height (SSH) data for 1993–2007 for the North Atlantic are combined with hydrographic data at 69W to investigate the relation between the Gulf Stream (GS) position and the Slope ...
  • Variability of currents in Great South Channel and over Georges Bank : observation and modeling 

    Chen, Changsheng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-06)
    This thesis consists of two parts: (I) variability of currents and water properties in late spring in the northern Great South Channel and (II) numerical study of stratified tidal rectification over Georges Bank. In part ...
  • Variability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation in CCSM4 

    Danabasoglu, Gokhan; Yeager, Stephen G.; Kwon, Young-Oh; Tribbia, Joseph J.; Phillips, Adam S.; Hurrell, James W. (American Meteorological Society, 2012-08-01)
    Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) variability is documented in the Community Climate System Model, version 4 (CCSM4) preindustrial control simulation that uses nominal 1° horizontal resolution in all its ...
  • Variations in ocean surface temperature due to near-surface flow : straining the cool skin layer 

    Wells, Andrew J.; Cenedese, Claudia; Farrar, J. Thomas; Zappa, Christopher J. (American Meteorological Society, 2009-11)
    The aqueous thermal boundary layer near to the ocean surface, or skin layer, has thickness O(1 mm) and plays an important role in controlling the exchange of heat between the atmosphere and the ocean. Theoretical arguments ...
  • Variations of the North Pacific Subtropical Mode Water from direct observations 

    Rainville, Luc; Jayne, Steven R.; Cronin, Meghan F. (American Meteorological Society, 2014-04-15)
    Mooring measurements from the Kuroshio Extension System Study (June 2004–June 2006) and from the ongoing Kuroshio Extension Observatory (June 2004–present) are combined with float measurements of the Argo network to study ...
  • 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. ...
  • Vertical heat flux and lateral mass transport in nonlinear internal waves 

    Shroyer, Emily L.; Moum, James N.; Nash, Jonathan D. (American Geophysical Union, 2010-04-24)
    Comprehensive observations of velocity, density, and turbulent dissipation permit quantification of the nonlinear internal wave (NLIW) contribution to vertical heat flux and lateral mass transport over New Jersey's shelf. ...
  • 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 ...
  • The vertical structure of the bottom boundary layer on the southern flank of the George Bank during late winter 

    Werner, Sandra R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-09)
    The bottom boundary layer structure on the southern flank of Georges Bank was investigated for the period February 19 to March 20, 1995. During this time, vertical stratification was weak and the near bottom waters were ...
  • The vertical structure of the circulation and dynamics in Hudson Shelf Valley 

    Lentz, Steven J.; Butman, Bradford; Harris, Courtney K. (John Wiley & Sons, 2014-06-11)
    Hudson Shelf Valley is a 20–30 m deep, 5–10 km wide v-shaped submarine valley that extends across the Middle Atlantic Bight continental shelf. The valley provides a conduit for cross-shelf exchange via along-valley currents ...
  • 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 ...
  • Visco-plastic models of isothermal lava domes 

    Balmforth, Neil J.; Burbidge, A. S.; Craster, R. V.; Salzig, J.; Shen, A. (Cambridge University Press, 2000-09-08)
    The dynamics of expanding domes of isothermal lava are studied by treating the lava as a viscoplastic material with the Herschel–Bulkley constitutive law. Thin-layer theory is developed for radially symmetric extrusions ...
  • A vortex-based model of velocity and shear stress in a partially vegetated shallow channel 

    White, Brian L.; Nepf, Heidi M. (American Geophysical Union, 2008-01-08)
    This paper presents a method for predicting the distributions of velocity and shear stress in shallow channels with a boundary of emergent vegetation. Experiments in a laboratory channel with model vegetation show that the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Warm water pathways in the northeastern North Atlantic ACCE RAFOS float data report November 1996 - November 1999 

    Furey, Heather H.; Bower, Amy S.; Richardson, Philip L. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2001-11)
    This is the final data report of all acoustically tracked RAFOS float data collected by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1996-1999 during the Atlantic Climate Change Experiment (ACCE). The RAFOS float component ...
  • Water column structure and statistics of denmark strait overflow water cyclones 

    von Appen, Wilken-Jon; Pickart, Robert S.; Brink, Kenneth H.; Haine, Thomas W. N. (2013-10-30)
    Data from seven moorings deployed across the East Greenland shelfbreak and slope 280 km downstream of Denmark Strait are used to investigate the characteristics and dynamics of Denmark Strait Overflow Water (DSOW) cyclones. ...