Accession Number : ADA330996

Title :   Environmental Oceanography of the Arctic Ocean and Its Marginal Seas

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Jan 95-31 Feb 96

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Honjo, Susumo

PDF Url : ADA330996

Report Date : 10 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : During 1996, we successfully collected, for the first time, export flux of carbon and other tracers from the permanently ice covered high Arctic through 12 months of the year in high time resolution; this high quality meteorological and oceanographic data was transmitted from a telemetering Ice Ocean Environmental Buoy (IOEB) with 68 sensors, deployed right above the time series trap mooring. This success will lead us into a quantum leap toward the understanding of biogeochemical cycles in the high Arctic Ocean. The first Russian, US naval joint cruise failed to survey the Northern Sea of Okhotsk, however, assisted by SakhNIRO, Salhaline, Russia, we have been able to continue the vital investigation of this fascinating ocean. Our publication focused on the productivity, eddy formation in the Arctic Basin and the Okhotsk Sea's dichothermal layer.

Descriptors :   *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *MARINE METEOROLOGY, *ARCTIC OCEAN, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS), METEOROLOGICAL DATA, TELEMETERING DATA, THERMAL BOUNDARY LAYER, OCEAN BASINS, COMMUNICATION BUOYS, CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE