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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Laboratories, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in Miami, Fla, [Springfield, VA .
Written in English


  • Ocean circulation -- Atlantic Ocean -- Observations,
  • Ocean temperature -- Atlantic Ocean -- Observations,
  • Water -- Atlantic Ocean -- Analysis

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Other titlesTime series data report
StatementQ. Yao ... [et al.]
SeriesNOAA technical memorandum OAR AOML -- 40
ContributionsYao, Q, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 98 p.
Number of Pages98
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14518644M

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