Accession Number : AD0774500

Title :   Oceanography of the Grand Banks Region of Newfoundland and the Labrador Sea in 1970. April-October, 1970.

Descriptive Note : Oceanographic rept. no. 56, Apr-Oct 70,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Ettle,Robert Erwin ; Wolford,Thomas

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 289

Abstract : In support of International Ice Patrol, four cruises were conducted of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and the Labrador Sea during 1970 to study ocean currents that affect the drift of icebergs. The dynamic topography of the Labrador Current and its environs showed significant departure from normal, but there was general agreement between the dynamic topographies relative to the 1000 and 3000 decibar surfaces. STD data from analog traces were compared with those from a Digital Data Logger; significant differences were found. (Modified author abstracts)

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic data, *Newfoundland(Province), *North Atlantic Ocean, Icebergs, Ice reporting, Sea ice, Ocean currents, Continental shelves, Tides, Thermoclines, Measurement, Electrical conductivity, Depth finding, Salinity, Data processing

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE