Accession Number : AD0862215

Title :   Some Summer Oceanographic Features of the Norwegian Sea, Summer 1963.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 28 Jul-26 Aug 63,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Countryman, Kenneth A.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Oceanographic data were collected during a cruise of USS EDISTO (AGB 2) in the Norwegian Sea area during the summer of 1963. General oceanographic features were found to agree with previous descriptions of the area. Slight differences in current patterns as presented by recent investigators, mainly in the branching of the Norwegian Current, also were substantiated by 1963 EDISTO data. Norwegian Sea Deep Water temperatures were warmer than those observed earlier in the century. This warming trend also has been reported by recent investigators. Norwegian Sea Deep Water was found overflowing the Iceland-Faeroe Ridge into the North Atlantic Ocean. This overflow was found to be a mixture of 10 parts Norwegian Sea Deep Water to 1 part Atlantic Water. Nutrient relationships were different in the various water masses. Norwegian Sea Deep Water was noticeably higher in reactive phosphorus and reactive silicate than were the surface waters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, NORWEGIAN SEA), HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, TEMPERATURE, OCEAN CURRENTS, DEEP WATER, NUTRITION, PHOSPHORUS, SILICATES, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, VOLUME, PATROL CRAFT, GREENLAND SEA, ICELAND, ATLANTIC OCEAN.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE