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  • The 1995 Georges Bank Stratification Study and moored array measurements 

    Alessi, Carol A.; Beardsley, Robert C.; Caruso, Michael J.; Churchill, James H.; Irish, James D.; Lentz, Steven J.; Limeburner, Richard; Werner, R.; Weller, Robert A.; Williams, Albert J.; Williams, W.; Manning, James P.; Smith, P. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2001-08)
    The 1995 Geoges Bank Stratification Study (GBSS) was the first intensive process study conducted as part of the U.S. GLOBEC Northwest Atlantic/Georges Bank field program. The GBSS was designed to investigate the physical ...
  • A 2 1/2 dimensional thermohaline circulation model with boundary mixing 

    Ru, Hua (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2000-04)
    A simple quasi-two dimensional dynamical model of Thermohaline circulation (THC) is developed, assuming that the mixing only occurs near western and eastern boundary layers. When the surface density is prescribed, the ...
  • Abrupt transitions and hysteresis in thermohaline laboratory models 

    Whitehead, John A. (American Meteorological Society, 2009-05)
    As a driving parameter is slowly altered, thermohaline ocean circulation models show either a smooth evolution of a mode of flow or an abrupt transition of temperature and salinity fields from one mode to another. An abrupt ...
  • Absolute velocity along the AR7W section in the Labrador Sea 

    Hall, Melinda M.; Torres, Daniel J.; Yashayaev, Igor (Elsevier B.V., 2012-11-19)
    Nearly every spring since 1990, hydrographic data have been collected along a section in the Labrador Sea known as AR7W. Since 1995, lowered acoustic doppler current profiler (LADCP) data have also been collected. In this ...
  • Abyssal mixing from bottom boundary effects in Mid-Atlantic Ridge flank canyons 

    Dell, Rebecca Walsh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2010-06)
    This paper begins to explore a previously neglected mechanism for abyssal ocean mixing using bottom boundary layer dynamics. Abyssal mixing and the associated upward buoyancy fluxes are necessary to balance the sinking ...
  • Acceleration of a stratified current over a sloping bottom, driven by an alongshelf pressure gradient 

    Chapman, David C.; Lentz, Steven J. (American Meteorological Society, 2005-08)
    An idealized theoretical model is developed for the acceleration of a two-dimensional, stratified current over a uniformly sloping bottom, driven by an imposed alongshelf pressure gradient and taking into account the effects ...
  • 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 ...
  • Accuracy of the IMET sensor package in the subtropics 

    Colbo, Keir; Weller, Robert A. (American Meteorological Society, 2009-09)
    The accuracies of the meteorological sensors (air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, near-surface temperature, longwave and shortwave radiation, and wind speed and direction) that compose the Improved ...
  • Acoustic doppler current profiling in the Western Pacific during the WOCE P10 cruise, November/December 1993 

    Bahr, Frank B.; Joyce, Terrence M. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-04)
    The objective of this cruise was to occupy a hydrographic section nominally along 149E from Papua New Guinea to the shelf off the coast of Japan near Yokohama as part of the one-time WOCE Hydrographic Programe survey of ...
  • Acoustic tomography in the Straits of Florida 

    Chester, David B. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1989-09)
    Variability of the Florida Current has been monitored via acoustic tomography. A reciprocal tomography experiment was conducted in the eastern half of the Florida Straits during mid October and November, 1983. A triangular ...
  • Acquisition, description and evaluation of atmospheric model products for the coastal mixing and optics experiments 

    Baumgartner, Mark F.; Anderson, Steven P. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-03)
    Numerical weather forecasting model products were acquired for use in the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) Experiment to augment in situ observations of meteorological parameters (e.g., wind speed and direction, air ...
  • Adaptive error estimation in linearized ocean general circulation models 

    Chechelnitsky, Michael Y. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-06)
    Data assimilation methods, such as the Kalman filter, are routinely used in oceanography. The statistics of the model and measurement errors need to be specified a priori. In this study we address the problem of estimating ...
  • ADCP measurements from the ICESHELF 94 experiment 

    Plueddemann, Albert J.; Galbraith, Nancy R. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1995-09)
    The ICESHELF 94 Experiment was conducted during April of 1994 from an ice camp in the Lincoln Sea at approximately 84 degrees N, 63 degrees W. An Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) was operated at the camp from 8 to ...
  • The adjustment of barotropic currents at the shelf break to a sharp bend in the shelf topography 

    Williams, William J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-02)
    During January-March, Scotian Shelf water has been observed to flow episodically from the southwestern Scotian Shelf directly across the Northeast Channel to Georges Bank. The possible factors that allow Scotian Shelf ...
  • Age characteristics of a shelf-break eddy in the western Arctic and implications for shelf-basin exchange 

    Kadko, David; Pickart, Robert S.; Mathis, Jeremy T. (American Geophysical Union, 2008-02-22)
    Radioisotope evaluation of a cold-core, anticyclonic eddy surveyed in September 2004 on the Chukchi Sea continental slope was used to determine its age since formation over the shelf environment. Because the eddy can be ...
  • Agulhas leakage into the Atlantic estimated with subsurface floats and surface drifters 

    Richardson, Philip L. (2006-12-02)
    Surface drifters and subsurface floats drifting at depths near 800 m were used to study the pathways of warm salty Indian Ocean water leaking into the South Atlantic that is a component of the upper limb of the Atlantic ...
  • Air-sea interaction at contrasting sites in the eastern tropical Pacific : mesoscale variability and atmospheric convection at 10°N 

    Farrar, J. Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-02)
    The role of ocean dynamics in driving air-sea interaction is examined at two contrasting sites on 125°W in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean using data from the Pan American Climate Study (PACS) field program. Analysis ...
  • 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 ...
  • Algorithms for computation of fundamental properties of seawater 

    Fofonoff, Nick P.; Millard, Robert C. (Unesco, 1983)
    Algorithms for computation of fundamental properties of seawater, based on the practical salinity scale (PSS-78) and the international equation of state for seawater (EOS-80), are compiled in the present report for ...
  • An all-thermistor pyrgeometer 

    Payne, Richard E. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2004-12)
    The design and testing of an all-thermistor (no thermopile) pyrgeometer (LWT) is descrbed. After calibration by comparison with a Kipp & Zonen CG4, 9.2 months of data show mean differences of order 1-2 W m-2 with standard ...