Accession Number : AD0727631

Title :   Chemical Characteristics of Arctic Water Masses.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Mar 67-Sep 70,

Corporate Author : ALASKA UNIV COLLEGE INST OF MARINE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Kinney,P. J. ; Burrell,D. C. ; Kelley ,J. J. ; Hood,D. W.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 370

Abstract : Technical progress is reported on the utilization of multiple chemical tracers to study the sources, movements, and mixing of Arctic Ocean water masses. A wide range in scale of mixing processes is considered, from the large scale general circulation to the small scale microstructure. Results of chemical characterization of major arctic water masses by routine chemical parameters are correlated and interpreted. Methodology for continuous processing of large volumes of water from any depth for recovery of large amounts (1 gram) of organic matter for subsequent Carbon-14 dating and chemical analysis has been developed. Finally, the detection of microstructure in the Arctic Ocean and the study of turbulent mixing processes associated with this small scale structure is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARCTIC OCEAN, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES), (*OCEAN CURRENTS, ARCTIC OCEAN), MICROSTRUCTURE, TRACER STUDIES, RADIOCHEMISTRY, ORGANIC MATERIALS, TURBULENCE, SEDIMENTATION, CARBON DIOXIDE, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, SAMPLING, DISTILLATION, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, SALINITY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE