The Entry of the Bering Sea Water into the Canadian Basin Gyre
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH DEPT OF MARINE EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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LONG TERM GOALS. This projects primary scientific goal concerns the contribution of the Bering Sea Water to the maintenance of the Arctic Halocline in the Canadian Basin CB. This study relates to changesvariability in the acoustic propagation characteristics and in the maintenance of the polar ice cap of the CB. Subsidiary goals concern 1 the circulation of the Bering Sea Water BSW from its entry near Herald Canyon to the CB Gyre 2 its mixing evolution en route and the its contribution to the heating and freshening of the surface waters of the CB Gyre 3 the relative contribution of the Eurasian Shelf Waters and their extent of influence in the Canadian Basin and 4 the pathway, transport and role of the underlying Polar Atlantic Intermediate Water PAtIW to the heat and salt balance of the CB Halocline layer.
- Earth Sciences and Oceanography