Accession Number : AD0847140

Title :   Temperature Salinity, and Density of the World's Seas: East China Sea.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Seim, Sandra E. ; Hamilton, Douglas R.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : The variation and distribution of temperature, salinity, and density in the East China Sea are influenced by the monsoonal rains, continental runoff, waters of the Kuroshio, and bottom topography. During the winter monsoon, mixing produces a homogeneous vertical water structure over the Continental Shelf and a deep mixed layer in the basin portion of the sea. Conversely, during the summer monsoon, a warmer, less saline surface layer develops as a result of increased solar radiation, continental runoff, and precipitation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, EAST CHINA SEA), TEMPERATURE, DISTRIBUTION, SALINITY, DENSITY, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, SEA WATER, WIND, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, MAPS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE