Interrelations between processes of radiation, convection, and evaporation near the sea surface are determined quantitatively, for the North P acific Ocean. The object was to investigate these processes of heat changes as a whole rather than to consider any one of them in detail. In particular, revised values of a coefficient giving the time rate of temperature change were determined for use in a method of calculating surface currents from temperature. Observations of a twenty-year series of North Pacific Ocean surface temperatures in an eastern area extending from latitude 20° to 50° were selected so as to be least influenced by ocean currents....
Mcewen, George F.. 1938. "Some energy relations between the sea surface and the atmosphere." Journal of Marine Research 1, (3). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/531