Accession Number : ADA195622

Title :   Mizlant 86 Data Report Results of an Oceanographic Cruise to Northern Baffin Bay and Nares Strait in September 1986.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Bourke, Robert H ; Paquette, Robert G ; Addison, Victor G , Jr

PDF Url : ADA195622

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : Salinity and temperature measurements were made at 145 oceanographic stations in northern Baffin Bay and the waters to the north as far as the southern fringes of the Lincoln Sea. Intermediate water from the West Spitzbergen Current is shown to turn westward and enter Lancaster Sound, being walled off from entering Smith Sound to any great degree by bathymetry. Intermediate water from the Arctic Ocean flows southward, the deeper and warmer parts truncated by a sill in Kennedy Channel. Keywords: Electrical conductivity; Sea water circulation; Ocean bottom topography; Oceanographic data; Marginal ice zones; Ocean currents; Water masses; Sir John Franklin icebreaker; Arctic intermediate water; Canada. (edc)

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *OCEANOGRAPHY, ARCTIC OCEAN, ARCTIC REGIONS, BATHYMETRY, BAYS, CANADA, CIRCULATION, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, FLOW, ICE, MEASUREMENT, NORTH(DIRECTION), OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, SALINITY, SEA WATER, TEMPERATURE, WATER, WATER MASSES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE