Accession Number:

ADA621252

Title:

Radium Isotopic Analyses in the Shelf-Basin Interaction (SBI) Program and Investigation of the Rate of Shelf-Basin Interaction in the Western Arctic

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL DIV OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

To utilize the distribution of radioisotopes in the ocean for the purpose of unraveling oceanic circulation patterns and investigating the rates of mixing processes. Specific problems of current interest include shelf-basin exchange in the western Arctic including eddy processes and ocean ventilation and subduction processes. Because these isotopes have half-lives ranging from days to years, it is possible to study processes that encompass a great variety of temporal and spatial scales.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Isotopes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE