Oceanographic Cruise Summary, Ross Sea, Antarctic, February 1968
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS
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During February 1968, a two-phase operation was conducted in Antarctica by NAVOCEANO personnel. The first phase was a study of the currents in the McMurdo Sound region, and the second phase consisted of occupying the annual ice potential stations in the Ross Sea in support of NAVOCEANOs Antarctic Ice Prediction Program. Current measurements were made by tracking drogues and by mooring self-contained current meter arrays. Preliminary analysis of the drogue data indicates that currents in McMurdo Sound conform generally with the scheme outlined in H.O. Pub. 27 except for a southwest instead of a northwest drift into New Harbor. The data also indicate that the Cape Bird current may have been leaving the coast farther south than described.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography