Accession Number : AD0737695

Title :   The Distributions of Temperature, Salinity, and Sound Velocity in the Western Ionian Sea during Spring, 1968.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Arthur R.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 312

Abstract : A frontal zone has been demonstrated in the descriptions of the properties which separates a relatively stagnant area from a dynamically active area. This is a result of flow from the west through the Strait of Sicily carrying with it water fresher than 38.5%. The temperature differences are not very great, however, and with the general latitudinal flow there is probably no season with pronounced temperature change as opposed to the Ionian Sea which receives the flow. From 36 deg 10 min N. to 36 deg 30 min N. high salinity, or Levantine Intermediate Water, encroaches upon the shelf at the entrance to the Sicilian passage between Malta and Sicily. Probably this indicates the source and the path of the supply of Levantine Intermediate Water to the Western Mediterranean. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *MEDITERRANEAN SEA), (*UNDERWATER SOUND, MEDITERRANEAN SEA), SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE