Accession Number:

AD0742828

Title:

Greenland Sea Currents

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The Greenland Sea holds a position of unique importance and interest among all the Arctic seas. There are two essentially different reasons for this. One, the northern portion constitutes the major connection of the Arctic Basin with the rest of the world ocean, both in terms of depth and cross- sectional area, and in terms of the actual flow of water. Two, the Greenland Sea and the Norwegian and Iceland seas, together with which it forms an intricately combined system is a large, deep, partially ice-covered sea it is one of the northern hemispheres primary heat exchangers. The report discusses preliminary plans to measure the currents in the Greenland Sea.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE