Accession Number:

ADA537164

Title:

Exchange Processes Near Wide Arctic Canyons and Modeling Exchange Processes Near Wide Arctic Canyons

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ INST OF MARINE AND COASTAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Understanding across-shelf exchange and shelf dynamics due to wind and buoyancy forcing. The main objective of this project is to describe and physically explain the dominant processes active within the wide Canadian Mackenzie Canyon prior to the onset of winter freezing. More specifically, the project will answer the following questions 1 Do fresh Mackenzie shelf waters exit preferentially through Mackenzie Canyon 2 How does the canyon circulation respond to local wind forcing 3 Does an orographically induced wind-stress curl impact the canyon dynamics 4 What are the spatial and temporal scales of vortices that populate this canyon

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE