Accession Number:

AD0671058

Title:

OCEANOGRAPHIC CRUISE SUMMARY, WESTERN GREENLAND SEA, AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 1965

Descriptive Note:

Informal rept. 21 Aug-18 Sep 1965

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHY OFFICE NSTL STATION MS OCEANOGRAPHIC SURVEYS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This informal report is a summary of an oceanographic survey in the western Greenland Sea during August and September 1965. Scientists from NAVOCEANO, University of Washington, and University of Massachusetts collected physical, chemical, geological, and biological data from aboard USS EDISTO AGB 2. An effort was made to delineate the Polar Front by collecting oceanographic information across the East Greenland Current at several locations. By using the maximum temperature gradient as a guide, the Polar Front was found to closely follow the edge of the Greenland continental shelf. The Polar Front was well defined north of 75 degrees North latitude. South of this latitude, the temperature gradient existed at a shallower depth and the Polar Front decreased in definition.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Seismology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE