SEA-ICE AND SURFACE WATER CIRCULATION, ALASKA CONTINENTAL SHELF
The author has identified the following significant results. Over 1500 water samples from surface and from standard hydrographic depths were collected during June and July 1973 from Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. The measurement of temperature, salinity, and productivity indicated that various distinct water masses cover the Bering Sea shelf. The suspended load in surface waters will be correlated with the ERTS-1 imagery as it becomes available to delineate the surface water circulation. The movement of ice floes in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea indicated that movement of ice varies considerably and may depend on wind stress as well as ocean currents.
- Original contains imagery. Original photography may be purchased from the EROS Data Center, 10th and Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57198. ERTS.
University of Alaska, CollegeInstitute of Marine Science
College, AK United States
- Wright, F F
- Sharma, G D
- Burns, J J
- Publication Date: 1973-7-31
- Pagination: 37 p.
- Issue Number: 2
- TRT Terms: Continental shelf; Drift ice; Hydrology; Ice; Ice floes; Motion; Ocean currents; Sea ice; Water; Water areas
- Identifier Terms: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Coastal ecology; Surface water; Water circulation; Water currents
- Geographic Terms: Alaska
- Old TRIS Terms: Continental shelves; Earth resources program; Ice movement; Wind driven ice
- Subject Areas: Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00051063
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt
- Contract Numbers: NAS5-21833
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM