Observations from a line of stations made in February-March 1950 ext.ending from 5° S to 21° N along meridian 158° W are analyzed, and the results are presented as distributions of sigma-t, salinity, oxygen, and phosphate in the vertical section. The method of analysis is partly new and is designed to achieve consistency among the several variables. This section is one of a number made in the central Pacific by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.