Accession Number:

AD0786136

Title:

Oceanographic Survey Report, Sea of Japan.

Descriptive Note:

Special pub. (Final) for Oct 67-Jun 68.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

221.0

Abstract:

A geologicalgeophysical and oceanographic survey was conducted in the Sea of Japan from October 1967 to June 1968 aboard the USNS SILAS BENT and the RV F. V. HUNT. Dominant physiographic features of the sea are Japan Basin including Japan Abyssal Plain, Tatar Trough, Yamato Ridge, Korea Continental Borderland, and the continental slope. Three major stratigraphic units were recognized in the seismic profiles 1 basement, 2 folded, faulted, and discontinuous sediments overlying basement, and 3 flat uppermost sediments. Most of the cored sediments were in the fine-silt to clay range however, Japan Abyssal Plain had coarsed-textured turbidities. Large seasonal changes in surface water properties were observed. An extensive list of references is included in the report. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE