Accession Number : AD0695438

Title :   OCEANOGRAPHIC OBSERVATIONS IN THE KARA AND EASTERN BARENTS SEAS,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Garcia,Andrew W.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : In 1967 an effort was made by USCGC EASTWIND (WAGB 279), CAPT William M. Benkert, Commanding, in company with USCGC EDISTO (WAGB 284) to conduct scientific investigations while circumnavigating the Arctic Ocean. This cruise was aborted when heavy ice blocked passage to the north of Severnaya Zemlya and the Soviet Union refused innocent passage through the Vilkitskiiy Straits. As an alternative the 1967 survey of the Kara-Barents Seas, described in this paper, was conducted. A total of 125 hydrographic stations were occupied from 31 August to 22 September 1967. In addition to Nansen casts conducted at all stations, bottom samples were obtained at 27 stations and surface plankton tows at 11. Preliminary results show extensive surface cooling taking place in the Barents Sea and a water mass structure unlike those previously reported in the Kara Sea. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, KARA SEA), (*HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, ARCTIC OCEAN), OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, SEA ICE, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, PLANKTON, COOLING, THERMOCLINES, SALINITY, OXYGEN, TEMPERATURE, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, SEA WATER, OCEAN CURRENTS, DATA PROCESSING, PATROL CRAFT

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE