Temperature conditions in the cold pool 1977-81: A comparison between Southern New England and New York transects

Cook, Steven K. (1985) Temperature conditions in the cold pool 1977-81: A comparison between Southern New England and New York transects. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 24)

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Abstract

Expendable bathythermograph data collected by the Ships of Opportunity (SOOP) - Ocean Monitoring Program are analyzed for seasonal and inter-annual variations of the cold pool. Two major SOOP transects within the Middle Atlantic Bight (Southern New England and New York) have been analyzed for the years common to both (1977-81). During the years 1977-81, over 200 transects were occupied, and almost 3,000 XBT's were dropped. Results show that the cold pool is formed with the onset of spring warming and persists until fall overturn, is consistent year to year in both area and weighted average annual temperature, and advects water from the northeast to the southwest. Results also show a 100-d lag in minimum temperature between the Southern New England and New York transects. DitTerences in bathymetry between the two transects and their influence on the cold pool are also discussed. Plots of average (1977-81) bottom temperature for both transects are discussed and show consistent annual weighted mean temperature and areas. Bottom temperature plots for individual years, as well as maximum and minimum bottom temperature plots, are presented as Appendix figures. (PDF file contains 28 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Temperature conditions in the cold pool 1977-81: A comparison between Southern New England and New York transects
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Cook, Steven K.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 24
Date: 1985
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Biology
Item ID: 2799
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2009 13:07
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:21
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2799

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