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  • 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 ...
  • EcoMapper operations---KN209-1 

    Hodges, Benjamin A.; Fratantoni, David M. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-12)
    This report describes the collection of water property data from EcoMapper AUVs during the R/V Knorr 209-1 cruise as part of the SPURS (Salinity Processes Upper-ocean Regional Study) project. Post-processing was required ...
  • Eddies in the Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean, observed from ice-tethered profilers 

    Timmermans, Mary-Louise; Toole, John M.; Proshutinsky, Andrey; Krishfield, Richard A.; Plueddemann, Albert J. (American Meteorological Society, 2008-01)
    Five ice-tethered profilers (ITPs), deployed between 2004 and 2006, have provided detailed potential temperature θ and salinity S profiles from 21 anticyclonic eddy encounters in the central Canada Basin of the Arctic ...
  • Mechanisms and variability of salt transport in partially-stratified estuaries 

    Bowen, Melissa M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2000-02)
    The variability of salt transport determines the variation of the length of the salinity intrusion and the large-scale density gradient in an estuary. This thesis contains three studies that address salt transport and ...
  • Note on the vertical velocity and diffusive salt flux induced by evaporation and precipitation 

    Warren, Bruce A. (American Meteorological Society, 2009-10)
    Some (not all) of the oceanographic literature slightly miscalculates the vertical velocity (w) and diffusive salt flux induced by evaporation (E) and precipitation (P) at the sea surface. Short, simple, physical derivations ...
  • On sea surface salinity skin effect iInduced by evaporation and implications for remote sensing of ocean salinity 

    Yu, Lisan (American Meteorological Society, 2010-01)
    The existence of a cool and salty sea surface skin under evaporation was first proposed by Saunders in 1967, but few efforts have since been made to perceive the salt component of the skin layer. With two salinity missions ...
  • Progress in the measurement of salinity and oxygen at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 

    Knapp, George P.; Stalcup, Marvel C. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1987-01)
    Improvements in the measurement of salinity and dissolved oxygen during the past few years at WHOI have increased the accuracy of salinity observations to +/- 0.001 ppt and that of dissolved oxygen determinations to +/- ...
  • Results of an oxygen/salinity comparison cruise on the R/V Vernadsky : June 27 to July 8, 1991 

    Joyce, Terrence M.; Bacon, Sheldon; Kalashnikov, Pave; Romanov, Alexander; Stalcup, Marvel C.; Zaburdaev, Vladimir (WOCE Hydrographic Programme Offce, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-07)
    This report summarizes the work, under the auspices of the WOCE Hydrographic Programme (WHP), which took place on the R/V Akademik Vernadsky in June-July 1991. The goal of the exercise was an international comparison/training ...
  • Sensor corrections for Sea-Bird SBE-41CP and SBE-41 CTDs 

    Johnson, Gregory C.; Toole, John M.; Larson, Nordeen G. (American Meteorological Society, 2007-06)
    Sensor response corrections for two models of Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., conductivity–temperature–depth (CTD) instruments (the SBE-41CP and SBE-41) designed for low-energy profiling applications were estimated and applied ...
  • Spatial and temporal variability of tide-induced salt flux in a partially mixed estuary 

    Engel, Patricia Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2009-09)
    Mechanisms for the tidal component of salt flux in the Hudson River estuary are investigated using a 3D numerical model. Variations with river discharge, fortnightly tidal forcing, and along channel variability are ...
  • Temperature and salinity variability in thermohaline staircase layers 

    Stuebe, David Allen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2005-09)
    A moored profiler record from the western tropical North Atlantic provides the first continuous time series of temperature, salinity and velocity profiles in a thermohaline staircase. Variations in the intensity of ...
  • An unexpected seasonal variability of salinity in the Beaufort Sea upper layer in 1996–1998 

    Yang, Jiayan; Comiso, Josefino C. (American Geophysical Union, 2007-05-17)
    The salinity in the upper Beaufort Sea from the mixed layer to the thermocline layer was observed by drifting buoys from 1996 to 1998. The salinity in this depth range was lower in winter and higher in the summer, the exact ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wind-induced interannual variability of sea level slope, along-shelf flow, and surface salinity on the Northwest Atlantic shelf 

    Li, Yun; Ji, Rubao; Fratantoni, Paula S.; Chen, Changsheng; Hare, Jonathan A.; Davis, Cabell S.; Beardsley, Robert C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2014-04-16)
    In this study, we examine the importance of regional wind forcing in modulating advective processes and hydrographic properties along the Northwest Atlantic shelf, with a focus on the Nova Scotian Shelf (NSS)-Gulf of Maine ...