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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Original contains imagery. Original photography may be purchased from the EROS Data Center, 10th and Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57198. ERTS.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Alaska, College

    Institute of Marine Science
    College, AK  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Wright, F F
    • Sharma, G D
    • Burns, J J
  • Publication Date: 1973-7-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • 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