MICROSTRUCTURE ANOMALIES IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN

The steplike structure of vertical temperature profiles in the Arctic Ocean (under T-3) shows anomalous features. The temperature through thick layers is not always isothermal; it frequently decreases with depth so that at the bottom of the layer it may equal the temperature at the bottom of the layer just above. A somewhat similar temporary phenomenon is found in thinner layers in which a warm 'over-shoot' appears at the top of the layer and generally thickens until only an inversion of cooler water remains at the bottom. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. School of Oceanography. Also available in Journal of Geophysical Research v78 n15, p2695-2701, 20 May 73.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctic Institute of North America

    1619 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20009
  • Authors:
    • Neal, V T
    • Neshyba, S
  • Publication Date: 1972-11-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AINA-ONR-432:1 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM