Oceanographic Cruise Summary De Long Strait.
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Historical data as well as data collected on this survey show De Long Strait to essentially contain two diverse water masses 1 Siberian Coastal Water which flows east along the coast, characterized by low temperatures and low salinities, and 2 warm higher saline water which enters the Chukchi Sea through the Bering Strait. The temperature difference of the two water masses forms a boundary which fluctuates north and south with changing winds. A preliminary analysis of the current data collected on this survey indicates that wind strongly influences the currents of De Long Strait. Westerly and northwesterly winds cause water to flow from the East Siberian Sea to the Chukchi Sea. The flow is reversed when winds are from the east and southeast. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography