MIZPAC 80A; USCGC POLAR STAR (WAGB-10) Arctic West Operations. Bering Sea. Cruise Report and Preliminary Oceanographic Results,
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The specific oceanographic objectives for this cruise included 1 Development of descriptive data on the general oceanographic conditions of the Bering Sea during the wintertime 2 Definition of any observed phenomena associated with the ice edge, such as temperature-salinity structure, and in particular those features which could impact sound transmission 3 Characterization of the brine process with respect to spatial variability, the effect of water depth, the influence of local fresh water additions and regions of more significant ice formation 4 Definition of the spatial influence of low salinity surface water resulting from river discharge and 5 Examination of the hydrographic structure of the ice edge to help substantiate recent concepts that the ice edge is a region where significant melting occurs of ice formed in the northern Bering Sea and carried south by winds.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost