Accession Number : AD0693453

Title :   OCEANOGRAPHY OF THE GRAND BANKS REGION OF NEWFOUNDLAND IN 1967,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Morgan,Charles W.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 219

Abstract : Three cruises conducted off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland in support of International Ice Patrol in April, May, June, and July of 1967 obtained measurements of temperature and salinity from a salinity/temperature/depth recorder and from Nansen bottle observations. These data were used to draw temperature and salinity profiles across standard sections, and to calculate surface dynamic topography and volume flow through the sections. Dynamic calculations were based on a reference level of 1,000 meters. The cruises occupied standard section A3 a total of 12 times during the ice season and the data indicated that the volume flow of the Labrador Current showed large fluctuations with time in early May. The study of iceberg drift and deterioration, which was initiated in 1964, was also continued. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, NEWFOUNDLAND(PROVINCE)), TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, OCEAN CURRENTS, ICE ISLANDS, SEA ICE, DRIFT, PATROL CRAFT

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE