Norpax winter experiment nears completion
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 59, Issue 2, page 76, February 1978
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1978), Norpax winter experiment nears completion, Eos Trans. AGU, 59(2), 76–76, doi:10.1029/EO059i002p00076-03.(
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Norpax, the North Pacific Experiment, is finishing a pilot experiment to determine the optimal observational strategy to be used for a large oceanographic research effort during the FGGE (First Garp Global Experiment.)
In the current effort a transequatorial shuttle experiment is being conducted between Hawaii and Tahiti to study the low-frequency dynamics of the equatorial circulation system. The relations between flow, thermal structure, and sea surface topography are of particular interest in designing a suitable system to monitor the changes of the equatorial current system over long periods. The project is directed by Klaus Wyrtki of the University of Hawaii and includes several individual but closely coordinated programs.