Accession Number : AD0774502

Title :   Oceanographic Conditions in Nares Strait, August-September, 1970.

Descriptive Note : Oceanographic rept. no. 57, Aug-Sep 70,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Moynihan,Martin J.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Oceanographic observations from the CGC WESTWIND in the Nares Strait region during August and September 1970 are presented. Observed temperature-salinity characteristics are discussed in relation to the interchange of water between the Arctic Ocean and Baffin Bay and the formation of Baffin Bay Deep Water. An average northward transport of 480,000 cu m/sec. from Smith Sound into Kane Basin was computed and is compared with previous transport calculations. The relationship of tidal and wind conditions to the volume transport is also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic data, *Arctic Regions, Bathythermograph data, Salinity, Thermoclines, Deep water, Transport properties, Air water interactions, Wind, Baffin Island, Bays, Tides, Sea water

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE