Water Temperature on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf
Etter, Paul C.
Cochrane, John D.
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From an analysis of bathythermograph (BT) data collected over approximately twenty years, graphs of the annual variation of temperatures (down to 225 meters of 738 feet) at the outer edge of the shelf, in addition to a series of vertical sections of temperature crossing the shelf off Galveston, have been made. Also, maps of sea-surface temperatures, mixed layer depths (as well as graphs of thermocline strength), and shelf bottom temperatures have been constructed for the Texas-Louisiana shelf. In preparing these various figures, a total of 1428 individual BT traces have been used.