Accession Number:

ADA089734

Title:

MIZPAC 80A; USCGC POLAR STAR (WAGB-10) Arctic West Operations. Bering Sea. Cruise Report and Preliminary Oceanographic Results,

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Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE