Accession Number:

ADA199298

Title:

An Oceanographic and Climatological Atlas of Bristol Bay

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ALASKA UNIV ANCHORAGE ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND DATA CENTER

Report Date:

1987-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

193.0

Abstract:

This is a reference document of oceanography, meteorology, sea ice, and climatology. It was prepared for use by the U.S. Coast Guard on-scene coordinator in the event of an oil spill in Bristol Bay at any time. The oceanography section contains information for bathymetry, circulation, water temperature and salinity, waves, tides, river discharge, and oil spill transport. The meteorology section includes seasonal weather and storm tracks, storm surges, superstructure icing, and wind chill. Climatology includes graphs and test on temperature, precipitation, wind, visibility, and cloudiness. Ice information includes seasonal formation and drift, concentration, thickness, nearshore ice, and freeze-up and breakup dates. Keywords Alaska Bering Sea Seawater Ocean waves Ocean tides Atmospheric precipitation Ice formation Sea ice Marine meteorology Marine climatology maps.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE