THE PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY OF THE NORTHERN BAFFIN BAY REGION

The Arctic Institute's Baffin Bay--North Water Project is a long-tern international interdisciplinary research program which has as its primary objective the determination of the cause or causes of the large semi-permanent polynya (open water) in northern Baffin Bay and Smith Sound. Field studies have been conducted in the area from 1967 to 1970. Further studies are planned. Data acquired during the summer indicate that insufficient heat is present in northern Baffin Bay to prevent ice formation there, and that insufficient heat is advected into that region. It is concluded that winds and currents are primarily responsible for maintaining the North Water.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Arctic Program, Code 415 Office of Naval Research, 800 North Quincy Street, Arlington, Virginia 22217
  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctic Institute of North America

    1619 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20009
  • Authors:
    • Muench, R D
  • Publication Date: 1971-1

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Institute of North America
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt No. 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1973 12:00AM