Accession Number:

AD0671184

Title:

OCEANOGRAPHIC CRUISE SUMMARY, BAFFIN BAY-DAVIS STRAIT-LABRADOR SEA, SUMMER 1967

Descriptive Note:

Informal rept. 3 Sep-14 Oct 1967

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A two-phase operation was conducted in the Baffin Bay area during the summer of 1967. The first phase was a bottom sediment survey using the USCGC SOUTHWIND. The primary objective of this phase was to obtain an extensive suite of bottom samples and bottom sediment sound velocities. The second phase was an oceanographic survey using the USCGC EDISTO. Ice potential stations were occupied in support of NAVOCEANOs East Arctic Ice Forecast Program. Additional Nansen cast stations were taken to assist the U.S. Coast Guard in their continual monitoring of the Labrador Current. A comparison of the temperature and salinity data obtained on the EDISTO survey with data obtained on a similar cruise by CCGC LABRADOR in 1966 indicated that freezing should have begun earlier in 1967 than in 1966.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE