Oceanographic Cruise Summary. Reconnaissance Survey of Sea of Japan
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An oceanographic survey of the Sea of Japan was conducted during February 1968 aboard the RV F. V. HUNT as part of the ASWUSW Surveys Project. This was the final reconnaissance survey planned for this area and will be followed by a detailed acoustic survey. Continuous seismic profiling, bathymetric, sound velocity, and bathythermograph data were collected to further the knowledge of the area. Analysis of the velocity profile indicate a lack, or near lack, of a winter thermocline. Preliminary interpretation of the seismic profiles shows as much as 1463 meters of sediments overlying the basement in the Japan Basin. The Yamato Rise is characterized by a thin layer of sediments with apparent outcropping of the basement on the topographic highs.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors