Accession Number : AD0786012

Title :   Oceanographic Summary of the Barents Sea South of Bear Island in the Summer.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Foster,Leslie A. ; Johannessen,Ola M. ; Isoppo,Cinzia

Report Date : 01 SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Using published articles, data reports and other historical data, a brief summary of the oceanography of the region between Bear Island and Norway is presented. The main feature of this area is a frontal region formed where the warm Atlantic water and cold Polar water meet; steep temperature, salinity and sound speed gradients occur in this region. The position of the front can vary by about 30 nautical miles from year to year. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic data, *Barents Sea, Bathymetry, Summer, Temperature, Salinity, Underwater sound signals, Acoustic velocity, Isotherms, Ocean currents, Thermoclines, Arctic regions, Fisheries, Polar regions

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE