Accession Number : AD0681144

Title :   OCEANOGRAPHY OF BAFFIN BAY AND NARES STRAIT IN THE SUMMER OF 1966 AND CURRENT MEASUREMENTS IN SMITH SOUND, SUMMER 1963,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Palfrey,Kennard M. , Jr. ; Day,G. Godfrey

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : The data collected from USCGC EDISTO, during what may be the most comprehensive and synoptic investigation of Baffin Bay and Nares Strait, is presented. Measurements of temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen have been treated in the classic manner with emphasis on developing the circulation and transport budget of Baffin Bay. The several water masses in Baffin Bay are redefined with the aid of T-S diagrams and the distribution of these water masses in the circulation patterns are discussed with the aid of dynamic calculations and isentropic analysis. The data presented permits some conclusions on the Arctic Ocean origin of Baffin Bay Deep Water. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHY, ARCTIC REGIONS), OCEAN CURRENTS, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, OXYGEN, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, DISTRIBUTION, TIDES, STRAITS, NAVIGATION CHARTS, SOUNDS(WATERWAYS), ARCTIC OCEAN

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE