OCEANOGRAPHIC CRUISE SUMMARY EASTERN GULF OF MAINE AND CONTINENTAL MARGIN
Informal rept. 28 Sep-14 Oct 1966
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS
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A survey by USNS SILAS BENT T-AGS 26 was conducted during September - October 1966, in an area south of Cape Sable and extending from the Gulf of Maine to the Sohm Abyssal Plain. Six oceanographic stations were occupied providing additional insight into the water column structure of the area and, together with sea surface temperature records, partially delineated the inshore edge of the Gulf Stream. Continuous seismic profiling data reveal a flank of Kelvin Seamount overlain by sediments as much as 1 km thick. Sand waves in the Northeast Channel of the Gulf of Maine were observed. Field training of personnel in oceanographic techniques was provided as well as further evaluation of BENTs Shipboard Oceanographic Survey System SOSS.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography