Accession Number : AD0765149

Title :   Northwest Pacific Ocean Waters in Winter. The Johns Hopkins Oceanographic Studies, Number 5,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Reid,Joseph L.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : The Boreas expedition to the northwestern Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and Okhotsk Sea measured water characteristics in the upper 1500 m in the period from 27 January to 1 April 1966. The purpose of this study is to describe the winter characteristics and circulation of the northwestern Pacific Ocean as one contribution toward a general understanding of the world ocean. The attempt is to show what happens to the circulation under the intensified winter winds, to the thickness and structure of the upper layer under the effects of the winds and the winter cooling, and to the general distributions of the characteristics both in the upper layer and beneath.

Descriptors :   (*PACIFIC OCEAN, *OCEANOGRAPHY), WIND, OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, DENSITY, OXYGEN, PHOSPHATES, SILICATES, NITRATES, PERIODIC VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE