Accession Number : AD0695742

Title :   WATER CIRCULATION IN THE NORTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN (Tsirkulyatsiya Vod Severnoi Chasti Tikhogo Okeana),

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Burkov,V. A.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The drift and gradient currents with baroclinic and barotropic components are analyzed in detail. The observational data and theoretical results of Soviet and foreign investigators are compared. It appears that the water transport of the vast North Pacific Ocean varies substantially with areas, seasons and years. But there are certain limited uniformities, which also reflect on the general nature of observed and calculated values of water transport. For example, a decrease of a theoretically computed water transport, when compared with observed geostrophic transport, is distributed proportionally to the water transport made by individual currents. By graphing and tabulating the available data, it is seen that the main factor that determines the established convectional water circulation in the baroclinic layer of the N Pacific Ocean is the turbulence of tangential stress. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, PACIFIC OCEAN), DRIFT, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, TURBULENCE, OCEAN WAVES, MOTION, DENSITY, PRESSURE, STRESSES, USSR

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE