Accession Number : AD0774499

Title :   Oceanographic Observations in Kane Basin, September, 1968 and July, September, 1969.

Descriptive Note : Oceanographic rept. no. 55, Jul-Sep 69,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Moynihan,Martin J.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Oceanographic observations were made on three cruises to Kane Basin in 1968 and 1969. Temperature, salinity, and oxygen characteristics are described. No water with the characteristics of Baffin Bay Deep Water was found south of the 250 meter sill in Kane Basin, indirectly confirming the possibility of a pulsing of cold dense water over the sill into Baffin Bay. Volume transports through the southern entrance to Kane Basin were calculated and compared with tide and wind conditions without finding any direct correlation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Oceanography, *Arctic Regions, Bathythermograph data, Thermoclines, Salinity, Oxygen, Sea water, Transport properties, Deep water, Baffin Island, Bays

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE