Accession Number : AD0748012

Title :   Hydrographic Study of the Shelf and Slope Waters of New York Bight.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1970-1971,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK STONY BROOK MARINE SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Bowman,Malcolm J. ; Weyl,Peter K.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The report presents results obtained from three oceanographic cruises made by the Marine Sciences Research Center during 1970 and 1971 to investigate the physical characteristics of the shelf and slope waters of New York Bight. The existence of a sharp temperature-salinity front over the continental slope was confirmed during the months of June 1970 and April 1971. Associated with this front is a subsurface warm tongue delineated by a temperature maximum which intersects the edge of the shelf at a depth of about 150 meters. Data obtained in August 1971 showed no evidence of any temperature front over the slope but suggested the existence of an irregular salinity gradient in this region. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, TEMPERATURE), (*HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, CONTINENTAL SHELVES), SALINITY, HARBORS, CHLOROPHYLLS, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, COLLOIDS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, SURFACE PROPERTIES, SAMPLING, DEEP WATER, SHALLOW WATER, NEW YORK, ATLANTIC OCEAN

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE