Accession Number : ADA181764

Title :   Microstructure Casts during AIWEX (Arctic Internal Wave Experiment). A Summary,

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Dillon,Thomas M ; Brown,Michael D ; Garrow,Holly C

PDF Url : ADA181764

Report Date : Apr 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 440

Abstract : The Arctic Internal Wave Experience (AIWEX) was designed to study the internal wave and microstructure fields in in the Beaufort Sea in the early spring. A major goal of the experiment was to verify the hypothesis that the internal wave and microstructure fields beneath the ice are far less energetic than in temperate oceans. Major goals of the microstructure measurements were: to characterize the double-diffusive staircase region in the depth range 300-450m; to estimate the heat flux from the deep Atlantic water into shallower depth zones; and to assess the influence of mesoscale and submesoscale eddies on turbulence beneath the ice. Keywords: Underice internal waves; Spring season; Sea water eddies; Bathythermograph data; Electrical conductivity; Temperature/Salinity data; Staircase temperature profiles.

Descriptors :   *ARCTIC OCEAN, *INTERNAL WAVES, *UNDERICE, ARCTIC REGIONS, DEPTH, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, HYPOTHESES, MEASUREMENT, MICROSTRUCTURE, SPRING SEASON, PROFILES, TEMPERATURE, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS), TURBULENCE, HEAT FLUX, ICE, SEA WATER, OCEANS, TEMPERATE REGIONS, SALINITY, DATA REDUCTION, GRAPHS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE