Accession Number : AD0828265

Title :   TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, AND DENSITY OF THE WORLD'S SEAS SEA OF OKHOTSK.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : LaViolette, Paul E.

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 148

Abstract : The distribution of the temperature, salinity, and density of the semienclosed Sea of Okhotsk is controlled basically by the bottom topography, by the boundary effects of the Pacific Ocean to the southeast, and, to a lesser extent, by the Sea of Japan to the west. Seasonal and regional variations are brought about by the forming or melting of ice, the position of the drifting ice pack, and by solar heating, winds, and currents. In addition, year-to-year variations in seasonal intensity occur. For example, during cold years colder water will occupy the southern regions of the sea, as well as increase the severity of ice conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, OKHOTSK SEA), (*SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), USSR, SALINITY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DENSITY, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, DISTRIBUTION, ICE, DEPTH INDICATORS, MAPS, TABLES(DATA), BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE