Accession Number : AD1033481

Title :   Upper-Ocean Variability in the Arctic's Amundsen and Nansen Basins

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Apr 2015,28 Feb 2017

Corporate Author : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole United States

Personal Author(s) : Toole,John M ; Krishfield,Richard A ; Cole,Sylvia T

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Report Date : 01 May 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This grant funded the deployment of an Ice-Tethered Profiler with Velocity (ITP-V) instrument during the summer 2015 Nansen and Amundsen Basins Observational System cruise and analysis of data. The observations explore upper ocean variability and ice-ocean interaction in the Arctic's Amundsen and Nansen Basins as a complement to those made in the Canada Basin during the Marginal Ice Zone DRI program of 2014. The fieldwork leveraged other ITP deployments supported by the NSF Arctic Observing Network program. Analysis of the recovered data extend the findings of the MIZ program to the European sector of the Arctic with its markedly different thermohaline stratification.

Descriptors :   arctic ocean , marginal ice zones , instrumentation , observation , remote sensing , velocity , oceanographic data , salinity , dynamics , OCEAN BASINS , temperature , turbulence

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE