Accession Number : AD0718172

Title :   An Attempt of a Specialized Characterization of the Hydrological Regime Using Zhdanov Port as an Example (Opyt Spetsializirovannoi Kharakteristiki Gidrologicheskogo Rezhima na Primere Rayona Porta Zhdanov),

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Karakash,E. S.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : The hydrological regime in the northwestern part of Taganrogskiy zaliv, where the Zhdanov Port with its channel system is located, is discussed from the point of view of navigation. Therefore the wind, waves, and ice phenomena in the area are analyzed, taking into consideration systematic observations carried out by hydrological and hydrometeorological stations in the area from 1945 to 1954, as well as by special expeditions organized in the area during the mentioned decade. On the basis of observation data special equations are composed, with the aid of which it is possible to calculate and forecast the average length of the navigational period, and the dates of various ice phases such as the first appearance of ice, freeze-up, breakup, and disappearance of ice, including variations in ice thickness, by months and by years. Also the occurrence of severe and mild winters and the effects of weather conditions in the region, as well as the peculiar coastal contours in the Zhdanov Port area and the influence of river discharges are analyzed in detail. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA ICE, NAVIGATION), (*HARBORS, NAVIGATION), (*OCEAN WAVES, COASTAL REGIONS), FREEZING, MELTING, CRACKS, THICKNESS, NETWORKS, WEATHER STATIONS, INTENSITY, ICEBREAKERS, HYDROLOGY, COASTAL REGIONS, WATER TRAFFIC, USSR

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE