Accession Number:

ADA066290

Title:

Oceanography of the Grand Banks Region of Newfoundland - 1975.

Descriptive Note:

Oceanographic rept.,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

363.0

Abstract:

During 1975 five oceanographic cruises were made by the US Coast Guard to the Grand Banks region. During April IIP-1-75 a large anticyclonic eddy was observed between the Labrador Current and the North Atlantic Current. The eddy appeared to move southward and rejoin the North Atlantic Current. Six occupations of standard section A3, spaced throughout the year, revealed a relatively smooth pattern of variation for the Labrador Current with maximum southward transport and minimum water temperature in April changing to minimum transport and maximum temperature in November. However, repeated occupation of standard section A1 over a 54 hour period indicated that large variations in the Labrador Current transport do occur over short time scales. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE