Accession Number : AD0667826

Title :   OCEANOGRAPHY OF THE LABRADOR SEA IN THE VICINITY OF HUDSON STRAIT IN 1965,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Kollmeyer,Ronald C. ; McGill,David A. ; Corwin,Nathaniel

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : From the data collected on the Labrador Current Expedition, July-August 1965, there is indicated substantiation of the current system defined by Smith (1937), 'Marion Expedition.' The data further shows that Hudson Strait exercises a control on the Laborador Current to the extent that a characteristic water type is formed and pulsed eastward by tidal variations through the strait entrance, forming the cold core and main flow of the Labrador Current. Contributions from the Baffin Land Current, flowing westward into Hudson Strait along the northern shore, appear to form one of the mixing constituents; with Hudson Bay acting as a modifier tending to warm and dilute the waters prior to their outflow along the southern shore of Hudson Strait. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *ATLANTIC OCEAN), ECHO RANGING, DEPTH FINDING, COAST GUARD, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, ICE ISLANDS, ICEBREAKERS, SAMPLERS, VOLUME, ANOMALIES, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, TABLES(DATA), MAPS, NEWFOUNDLAND(PROVINCE)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE