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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a627629.pdf


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