Accession Number : AD0659562

Title :   QUANTITATIVE DISTRIBUTION OF SUSPENDED MATTER IN THE SURFACE WATER OF THE NORTH INDIAN OCEAN,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gordeev,E. I.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The study of distribution and composition of suspended matter in oceans is associated with the solution of problems concerning the sedimentation in oceans. The suspended matter is also significant when solving problems of geo- and hydro-chemistry, biological productivity, physical properties of sea water, etc. The distribution and composition of suspended matter in oceans is closely associated with many factors--namely, with hydrodynamical conditions, morphology of ocean bottom, characteristics of development and distribution of plankton as well as with physical-geographical characteristics of the basins themselves and the surrounding land areas. The study of suspended matter in the Indian Ocean was conducted during the four cruises of the Ob'. The collection of suspended matter in the Indian Ocean during the 33rd cruise of Vityaz' was carried on from October 1960 to April 1961 by using two methods: semi-permeable membrane ultrafiltration of particles larger than 0.7 microns with the application of membrane filters no. 3, and separation with the use of highly efficient industrial separators. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE PROPERTIES, INDIAN OCEAN), (*SEDIMENTATION, INDIAN OCEAN), DISTRIBUTION, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, SEA WATER, LIQUID FILTERS, SAMPLING, VOLUME, SAMPLERS, MEMBRANES, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, SEPARATION, PARTICLES, USSR

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE