Accession Number:

ADA464657

Title:

Seasonal Variability of Atlantic Water on the Continental Slope of the Laptev Sea During 2002-2004

Descriptive Note:

Journal article (refereed)

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

In 2002-2004 observations carried out on the Laptev Sea continental slope as part of the Nansen and Amundsen Basins Observational System NABOS project are used to study variations of the intermediate 150-800 m Atlantic water AW layer of the Arctic Ocean. At the mooring site, AW exhibits seasonal changes, with higherlower temperature and salinity in wintersummer. This variability is attributed to the shift of the AW core toward the slope in winter and away from the slope in summer. Seasonal variation of wind is among the possible factors governing seasonal changes of the AW layer.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE