Accession Number:

AD0861070

Title:

Oceanographic Cruise Summary Ross Sea, Antarctica

Descriptive Note:

Informal rept. 25 Feb-1 Mar 1969

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The Naval Oceanographic Office conducted an oceanographic survey in the Ross Sea from 25 February to 1 March 1969. Temperature and salinity data were obtained at the annual ice prediction stations along the shipping route to McMurdo and Hallett Stations, Antarctica. Twenty-three stations were taken. A comparison of 1969 data with data from 1967 and 1968 showed that each 1969 station exhibited approximately the same water structure as in the preceding 2 years, but temperatures were generally colder. Salinities at most stations were slightly lower than in the previous years. Those stations that showed higher salinities were ones at which new ice had already formed or was in the process of forming.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE