Accession Number:

ADA626106

Title:

Circulation and Thermohaline Structure Along the Chukchi-Beaufort Continental Slope

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ALASKA UNIV FAIRBANKS INST OF MARINE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

My long-term goal is to understand the mean and time-varying density structure and circulation dynamics of the continental slope of the Arctic Ocean and how the slope interacts with the adjacent shelves and basin. The circumpolar boundary currents of the Arctic Ocean are important in the distribution and exchange of mass, heat, and material around the basin and between the shelves and the interior ocean. However, this province of the Arctic Ocean is the least understood and sampled portion of the Arctic.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE