Accession Number : AD0689671

Title :   THE WHITE SEA AND THE BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ITS FLORA AND FAUNA (Beloe More i Biologicheskie Osobennosti ego Flory i Fauny),

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kuznetsov,V. V.

Report Date : 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The influence exercised by the continental runoff, winter fast ice, river ice, tide currents and wind waves on the action of tectonic forces is discussed. As a result, the changes of bottom relief and coastal contours of the White Sea and its gulfs are accelerated, which affect the faunal and floral conditions in the water basin. The major factors affecting the biological characteristics of the White Sea are analyzed and compared with the situation existing in the Barents Sea, notably along the Murman coast. In this connection the thermal, salinity, oxygen and ice regimes are investigated, pointing out their absolute and/or relative magnitudes and their daily, monthly, seasonal and annual fluctuations in various sections of the White Sea. Emphasized are the conditions existing in the littoral belt of the White Sea. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, WHITE SEA), TIDES, OXYGEN, SALINITY, SEA WATER, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, ICE, OCEAN WAVES, WIND, AQUATIC ANIMALS, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), PLANTS(BOTANY), USSR

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE