Accession Number : AD0751987

Title :   A Proposed Circulation Model for Endicott Arm, an Alaskan Fjord.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ALASKA UNIV COLLEGE INST OF MARINE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Nebert,David L. ; Matthews,J. B.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : A qualitative circulation model is developed for a fjord estuary in which tidal forces are large and fresh water input is small. This is accomplished by analyzing several years of field data collected by the Institute of Marine Science in Endicott Arm, an Alaskan fjord. In Endicott Arm the fresh water input drops to near zero during winter and spring, but the gradient across the sill is maintained because the water outside the sill (source water) becomes more dense. Endicott Arm appears to exhibit the proposed circulation throughout the year. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, COASTAL REGIONS), DENSITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TIDES, SEA WATER, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, INTERACTIONS, DEPTH FINDING, FLOWMETERS, ALASKA, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE