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dc.contributor.advisorHaney, Robert L.
dc.contributor.authorLittle, William H.
dc.dateJune 1980
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T21:01:59Z
dc.date.available2012-11-16T21:01:59Z
dc.date.issued1980-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/19066
dc.description.abstractEmpirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) and cross-correlation analysis were used to examine the interrelationship between anomalous wind forcing and anomalous sea surface temperature (SST) over the North Pacific Ocean for the period January 1969 through December 1978. Wind forcing was represented by u*3, friction velocity cubed, and curlzt, wind stress curl, as computed from: a) high-pass filtered (periods less than ten days) wind components only, b) a combination of high- and low-pass (periods greater than ten days) filtered wind components, and c) the unfiltered (total) wind components. EOF analysis was applied to the monthly anomalies to extract "signal" from "noise". Lag correlation analysis was used to investigate the relations between anomalous wind values and SST. Its was found that both u*3 and curlzt correlation maps show significant increases in correlations at zero and plus-one-month lag..(Large areas of the North Pacific Ocean were correlated at the 32% significance level and several smaller for u*3 than for curlzt and stronger for the storm-related (filtered) parameters.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/astatisticalstud1094519066
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.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleA statistical study of monthly storminess and sea surface temperature anomalies over the north Pacific Oceanen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderVan der Bijl, W.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.subject.authorAir-sea interactionen_US
dc.subject.authorEmpirical Orthogonal Functions (EOF)en_US
dc.subject.authorAnomalous storminessen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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