Accession Number : AD0610915

Title :   SCHEME OF GENERAL CIRCULATION OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN WATERS,

Corporate Author : DIRECTORATE OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION SERVICES OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Muromtsev,A. M.

Report Date : JUL 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The general circulatory scheme of the Pacific Ocean waters indicates that the principal source of water supply to this ocean is located in the high southerly latitudes. From here the water is propagated at all depths over the southern regions and passes, by way of the deep currents and bottom currents, into the northern part of the ocean, and thence into the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. In these seas the deep waters, like the overlying intermediate and subsurface waters, are gradually transformed; they rise in cyclonic eddies to the surface and turn back toward the ocean in the form of surface waters, feeding the northern part of the ocean. In the convergence zones these waters descend into the deep strata and are carried by the upper deep current to the south, where the general eastern transport takes them out into the Atlantic Ocean. Thus likewise it is in the high southerly latitudes that the general circulation of the Pacific Ocean waters is completed.

Descriptors :   (*PACIFIC OCEAN, OCEAN CURRENTS), (*OCEAN CURRENTS, PACIFIC OCEAN), TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, WIND, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, MAPS, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE