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dc.contributor.advisorPaquette, R.G.
dc.contributor.advisorBourke, R.H.
dc.contributor.authorHandlers, Robert Glenn
dc.dateMarch 1977
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T19:16:19Z
dc.date.available2012-11-16T19:16:19Z
dc.date.issued1977
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/18223
dc.description.abstractThe processes controlling the distribution of melt water from the retreating ice edge in summer in the Chukchi Sea were examined in order to provide evidence of the flow regime. Current and salinity data from the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) files and from four MIZPAC cruises were utilized in this work. An increase in melt-water content towards the ice in the approximately 30 km wide icemelt zone as well as an abrupt salinity decrease were observed. This effect was presumed to be due to scattering of ice from a diffuse ice margin accompanied by melting. North of the ice edge the fresh-water content was greater 2 than that of southerly water by an amount (150-200 gm/cm ) equivalent to the thickness of the ice cover. These findings together with an independent comparison of transport times and ice satellite data produce good evidence that the current flows faster than the ice retreats during summer in the eastern half of the Chukchi Sea.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/onquestionofccum1094518223
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.subject.lcshOceanographyen_US
dc.titleOn the question of accumulation of ice-melt water south of the ice in the Chukchi Sea.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorMarginal Sea-Ice Zoneen_US
dc.subject.authorArctic Oceanen_US
dc.subject.authorChukchi Seaen_US
dc.subject.authorMIZPACen_US
dc.subject.authorIceen_US
dc.subject.authorCurrentsen_US
dc.subject.authorPhysical Oceanographyen_US
dc.subject.authorCirculationen_US
dc.subject.authorIce Melten_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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