Empirical dynamics of a small scale coastal upwelling region

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Brundrit, Geoff B en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Bain, Cairns Alexander Robertson en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1991 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bain, C. 1991. Empirical dynamics of a small scale coastal upwelling region. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21855
dc.description.abstract The study investigates the dynamics of a small space scale (less than 10 km) coastal upwelling region at the temporal scales spanning hours to years. Three to four year time series data sets of, sea temperatures at different depths (2m, 5 m and 8,5 m) one kilometer offshore, of wind and of waves, obtained from Eskom for the Koeberg nuclear power station site study near Melkbosstrand (33° 41'S, 18° 26'E) were digitized on an hourly basis. An emphasis is placed on the study of the wind and sea temperature data, the latter being an unique data set in the South African context. The data were filtered into different frequency bands (<12,0 <0,5 <0,025 cpd). Simple statistics, linear correlation and spectral analysis were used to characterize these bands. Dominant temporal scales were identified as the seasonal, event (synoptic) and diurnal time scales. The characterization of the latter two time scales were supplemented with field work which inter alia measured: sea temperature profiles and transects; sea surface temperature distribution with the airborne radiation thermometry technique and Lagrangian currents. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Physical Oceanography en_ZA
dc.subject.other Oceanography en_ZA
dc.title Empirical dynamics of a small scale coastal upwelling region en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Oceanography en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Bain, C. A. R. (1991). <i>Empirical dynamics of a small scale coastal upwelling region</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Oceanography. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21855 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bain, Cairns Alexander Robertson. <i>"Empirical dynamics of a small scale coastal upwelling region."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Oceanography, 1991. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21855 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bain CAR. Empirical dynamics of a small scale coastal upwelling region. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Oceanography, 1991 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21855 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Bain, Cairns Alexander Robertson AB - The study investigates the dynamics of a small space scale (less than 10 km) coastal upwelling region at the temporal scales spanning hours to years. Three to four year time series data sets of, sea temperatures at different depths (2m, 5 m and 8,5 m) one kilometer offshore, of wind and of waves, obtained from Eskom for the Koeberg nuclear power station site study near Melkbosstrand (33° 41'S, 18° 26'E) were digitized on an hourly basis. An emphasis is placed on the study of the wind and sea temperature data, the latter being an unique data set in the South African context. The data were filtered into different frequency bands (<12,0 <0,5 <0,025 cpd). Simple statistics, linear correlation and spectral analysis were used to characterize these bands. Dominant temporal scales were identified as the seasonal, event (synoptic) and diurnal time scales. The characterization of the latter two time scales were supplemented with field work which inter alia measured: sea temperature profiles and transects; sea surface temperature distribution with the airborne radiation thermometry technique and Lagrangian currents. DA - 1991 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1991 T1 - Empirical dynamics of a small scale coastal upwelling region TI - Empirical dynamics of a small scale coastal upwelling region UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21855 ER - en_ZA


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