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  • 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. ...
  • Water mass distribution and Polar Front structure in the Southwestern Barents Sea 

    Harris, Carolyn L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-05)
    The water mass distribution in the southwestern Barents Sea, the thermohaline structure of the western Barents Sea Polar Front, and the formation of local water masses are described based on an analysis of historical ...
  • Water properties, heat and volume fluxes of Pacific water in Barrow Canyon during summer 2010 

    Itoh, Motoyo; Pickart, Robert S.; Kikuchi, Takashi; Fukamachi, Yasushi; Ohshima, Kay I.; Simizu, Daisuke; Arrigo, Kevin R.; Vagle, Svein; He, Jianfeng; Ashjian, Carin J.; Mathis, Jeremy T.; Nishino, Shigeto; Nobre, Carolina (Elsevier, 2015-04-25)
    Over the past few decades, sea ice retreat during summer has been enhanced in the Pacific sector of the Arctic basin, likely due in part to increasing summertime heat flux of Pacific-origin water from the Bering Strait. ...
  • Wave-driven inner-shelf motions on the Oregon coast 

    Kirincich, Anthony R.; Lentz, Steven J.; Barth, John A. (American Meteorological Society, 2009-11)
    Recent work by S. Lentz et al. documents offshore transport in the inner shelf due to a wave-driven return flow associated with the Hasselmann wave stress (the Stokes–Coriolis force). This analysis is extended using ...
  • The wavenumber–frequency content of resonantly excited equatorial waves 

    Durland, Theodore S.; Farrar, J. Thomas (American Meteorological Society, 2012-11)
    The theoretical resonant excitation of equatorial inertia–gravity waves and mixed Rossby–gravity waves is examined. Contrary to occasionally published expectations, solutions show that winds that are broadband in both zonal ...
  • Wavenumber–frequency spectra of inertia–gravity and mixed Rossby–gravity waves in the equatorial Pacific Ocean 

    Farrar, J. Thomas; Durland, Theodore S. (American Meteorological Society, 2012-11)
    In the 1970s and 1980s, there was considerable interest in near-equatorial variability at periods of days to weeks associated with oceanic equatorial inertia–gravity waves and mixed Rossby–gravity waves. At that time, the ...
  • Waves in the Red Sea : response to monsoonal and mountain gap winds 

    Ralston, David K.; Jiang, Houshuo; Farrar, J. Thomas (2013-05-30)
    An unstructured grid, phase-averaged wave model forced with winds from a high resolution atmospheric model is used to evaluate wind wave conditions in the Red Sea over an approximately 2-year period. The Red Sea lies in a ...
  • Wave–vortex decomposition of one-dimensional ship track data 

    Buhler, Oliver; Callies, Joern; Ferrari, Raffaele (2014-07-29)
    We present a simple two-step method by which one-dimensional spectra of horizontal velocity and buoyancy measured along a ship track can be decomposed into a wave component consisting of inertia–gravity waves and a vortex ...
  • Westerly wind bursts : ENSO’s tail rather than the dog? 

    Eisenman, Ian; Yu, Lisan; Tziperman, Eli (2005-12-15)
    Westerly wind bursts (WWBs) in the equatorial Pacific occur during the development of most El Niño events and are believed to be a major factor in ENSO's dynamics. Because of their short time scale, WWBs are normally ...
  • The western Arctic boundary current at 152°W : structure, variability, and transport 

    Nikolopoulos, Anna; Pickart, Robert S.; Fratantoni, Paula S.; Shimada, Koji; Torres, Daniel J.; Jones, E. Peter (2008-01-16)
    From August 2002 to September 2004 a high-resolution mooring array was maintained across the western Arctic boundary current in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska. The array consisted of profiling instrumentation, providing ...
  • Western Arctic Shelf-Basin Interactions Experiment : processing and calibration of moored profiler data from the Beaufort Shelf Edge mooring array 

    Fratantoni, Paula S.; Zimmermann, Sarah; Pickart, Robert S.; Swartz, Marshall (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2006-12)
    A high-resolution mooring array was deployed at the edge of the continental shelf in the Beaufort Sea as a part of the western Arctic Shelf-Basin Interactions Program, a multidisciplinary experiment that was designed to ...
  • Western Arctic shelfbreak eddies : formation and transport 

    Spall, Michael A.; Pickart, Robert S.; Fratantoni, Paula S.; Plueddemann, Albert J. (American Meteorological Society, 2008-08)
    The mean structure and time-dependent behavior of the shelfbreak jet along the southern Beaufort Sea, and its ability to transport properties into the basin interior via eddies are explored using high-resolution mooring ...
  • The western North Atlantic shelfbreak current system in summer 

    Fratantoni, Paula S.; Pickart, Robert S. (American Meteorological Society, 2007-10)
    Twelve years of historical hydrographic data, spanning the period 1990–2001, are analyzed to examine the along-stream evolution of the western North Atlantic Ocean shelfbreak front and current, following its path between ...
  • Wetland-estuarine-shelf interactions in the Plum Island Sound and Merrimack River in the Massachusetts coast 

    Zhao, Liuzhi; Chen, Changsheng; Vallino, Joseph J.; Hopkinson, Charles S.; Beardsley, Robert C.; Lin, Huichan; Lerczak, James A. (American Geophysical Union, 2010-10-16)
    Wetland-estuarine-shelf interaction processes in the Plum Island Sound and Merrimack River system in the Massachusetts coast are examined using the high-resolution unstructured grid, finite volume, primitive equations, ...
  • What causes the location of the air-sea turbulent heat flux maximum over the Labrador Sea? 

    Moore, G. W. K.; Pickart, Robert S.; Renfrew, Ian A.; Våge, Kjetil (John Wiley & Sons, 2014-05-19)
    The Labrador Sea is a region of climatic importance as a result of the occurrence of oceanic wintertime convection, a process that is integral to the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. This process requires large ...
  • What determines the spatial pattern in summer upwelling trends on the U.S. West Coast? 

    Seo, Hyodae; Brink, Kenneth H.; Dorman, Clive E.; Koracin, Darko; Edwards, Christopher A. (American Geophysical Union, 2012-08-09)
    Analysis of sea surface temperature (SST) from coastal buoys suggests that the summertime over-shelf water temperature off the U.S. West Coast has been declining during the past 30 years at an average rate of −0.19°C ...
  • What do paleo-geochemical tracers tell us about the deep ocean circulation during the last ice age? 

    LeGrand, Pascal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-09)
    Paleo-tracers such as carbon 13 and cadmium show that the deep Atlantic was enriched in nutrients during the Last Ice Age. The conventionally accepted interpretation of these higher nutrient levels is that a reduction ...
  • What is the fate of the river waters of Hudson Bay? 

    St-Laurent, Pierre; Straneo, Fiamma; Dumais, J.-F.; Barber, David G. (2011-08-16)
    We examine the freshwater balance of Hudson and James bays, two shallow and fresh seas that annually receive 12% of the pan- Arctic river runoff. The analyses use the results from a 3–D sea ice-ocean coupled model with ...