Accession Number : ADA627629
Title : Monitoring the Arctic Ocean
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
Personal Author(s) : Aagaard, Knut
Report Date : 30 Sep 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The past few years have demonstrated extraordinarily large and rapid changes in the arctic marine environment, including basin-wide shifts in nutrient distributions, large subsurface warming, and widespread fine structure extending into the interior from the thermally perturbed boundary currents. We seek a quantitative understanding of the processes responsible for these changes, looking toward a physically realistic and mechanistically based predictive capability.
Descriptors : *ARCTIC OCEAN , *MONITORING , BEAUFORT SEA , BERING STRAIT , CHUKCHI SEA , CONTINENTAL SHELVES , CONTINENTAL SLOPES , EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS) , NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN , OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS , STRATIFICATION , VARIATIONS
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE