The OPTOMA (Ocean Prediction Through Observation, Modeling and Analysis) Program, a joint NPS/Harvard program sponsored by ONR, seeks to understand the mesoscale (fronts, eddies, and jets) variability and dynamics of the California Current System and to determine the scientific limits to practical mesoscale ocean forecasting. To help carry out the aims of this project, a series of cruises has been planned in two subdomains, NOCAL and CENCAL. The cruise, OPTOMA22, was undertaken during the period 27 July to 5 August 1986, on the USNS De STEIGUER, and sampled a domain approximately 240km square centered about 280km off the coast between Pt. Arena and Cape Mendocino. Oceanographic stations were occupied during the period 27 July to 5 August at approximately 18km along each track
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Wittman, Paul A; Bird, Arlene A; Mooers, C. N. K.(Christopher N. K.); Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Dept. of Oceanography
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Dept. of Oceanography.