Accession Number:

AD0468177

Title:

OCEANOGRAPHY OF THE GRAND BANKS REGION AND THE LABRADOR SEA IN 1964,

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COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

285.0

Abstract:

Five oceanographic surveys were conducted in the vicinity of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland in support of International Ice Patrol operations in 1964. Measurements of temperature and salinity obtained from serial Nansen observations were used to determine the dynamic topography, a principal factor in studying the most probable drift of icebergs endangering shipping in this area. Later analysis of selected oceanographic sections was accomplished to calculate the volume flow and heat transport through these sections. An additional survey convered the area adjacent to Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland, and a section between South Wolf Island, Labrafor, and Cape Farewell, Greenland. Analyses for dissolved oxygen and nutrients were made on sea water samples from the latter section. Preliminary studies of iceberg deterioration and specific drift factors were conducted. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE