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dc.contributor.advisorElsberry, Russell L.
dc.contributor.authorHolt, Benjamin Lewis Jr.
dc.dateDecember 1976
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T18:49:01Z
dc.date.available2012-11-16T18:49:01Z
dc.date.issued1976-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/17948
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractThe fact that typhoons cause a cooling of the upper oceanic layers during their passage is well documented. This case study establishes the magnitude of this cooling for 17 western Pacific super-typhoons during the period 1968 to 1972. Digitized bathythermograph (BT) records for the typhoons were screened to acquire points before and after typhoon passage that met selection criteria. The selected BT records were then assigned a weight that reflected the number of hours before or after the typhoon passed its closest point of approach (CPA). The resulting data file for the 17 typhoons was analyzed using several techniques. It was found that there is a positive correlation between the magnitude of mixed-layer cooling and the distance from the typhoon path, as well as with wind velocity at the BT site. Mean mixed- layer cooling near the storm path ranged from .70° to 2.0°C with a maximum cooling of 4.8°C. At the outer reaches of the storm's influence (300 nmi ) the mean mixed-layer cooling range was -.09°C to ,36°C. The results of the analysis compare favorably with single storm analyses in the Atlantic and a 14 storm analysis in the Pacific. Mixed-layer depth information was subjected to the same analysis as the mixed-layer cooling but the results were inconclusive.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/someobservations00holt
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleSome observations of ocean thermal response to typhoon passage.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLeipper, Dale F.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology;Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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