Accession Number:

AD0854734

Title:

Oceanographic Cruise Summary: Baffin Bay-Davis Strait-Labrador Sea, Summer 1968

Descriptive Note:

Informal rept. 29 Sep-28 Oct 1968

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The USCGC EASTWIND made an oceanographic survey of the Baffin Bay area during the summer of 1968. Ice potential stations were occupied in support of NAVOCEANOs East Arctic Ice Forecasting Program. Additional Nansen cast stations were taken to assist the U.S. Coast Guard in their continual monitoring of the Labrador Current. A comparison of the temperature and salinity data obtained on the EASTWIND survey with data obtained on a similar cruise by USCGC EDISTO in 1967 seems to indicate that during both years the cooling season had begun prior to the survey.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE