Accession Number : AD0741229

Title :   Physical and Chemical Data, Burton Island Expedition 28 February-15 April 1968 and STYX Expedition 4 April-4 August 1968.

Descriptive Note : Data rept.

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The purpose of the Burton Island's work was to measure the characteristics of the deep waters of the huge central basin of the South Pacific with emphasis on the western edge where the SCORPIO Expedition has found evidence of a western boundary current. The general objectives of the first five legs of the STYX Expedition were to measure water characteristics, currents and sediments in relation to sea-floor structure in critical areas of the central Pacific Ocean and to study the shallower layers of the tropical ocean by measuring fallout radiocesium CS137. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *PACIFIC OCEAN), OCEAN CURRENTS, SEDIMENTATION, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, CESIUM, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, SAMPLING, SEA WATER, RADIOACTIVITY, TABLES(DATA), COAST GUARD

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE