Accession Number:

ADA359434

Title:

Submarine-Based Hydrographic Observations of the Arctic Ocean, March-May 1995

Descriptive Note:

Rept for Mar-May 95

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Report Date:

1997-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

This report documents observations of temperature and salinity made in the Arctic Ocean during the 1995 cruise of the submarine USS Cavalla. This cruise was the second civilian scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean aboard a U.S. Navy Sturgeon-class submarine, and the first of five annual SCICEX cruises. The SCICEX-95 cruise began on March 8 with a transit from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii through Bering Strait to the Arctic Ocean data sampling area, defined to exclude non-U.S. EEZs. The Cavalla entered the sampling area on March 26, covered approximately 10,800 nautical miles within that area while collecting data over the next 44 days, and exited the sampling area on May 8 Figure 1. Following a second passage through Bering Strait, the scientific party departed the submarine in Victoria, B.C., Canada on May 24. Observations of temperature and salinity were made for two physical oceanographic programs during the SCICEX-95 cruise. The goals of these sampling programs were to 1 determine the variability in sound speed and surface ice cover over a single, long

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE