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Surface current observatons--Beaufort Sea, 1972

Open-File Report 75-619

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Abstract

Sediment transport via water and ice in the Beaufort Sea off northern Alaska is related to the movement of the surficial waters. As development proceeds along the north slope of alaska, a knowledge of the potential drift trajectories of water, ice, sediment and pollutants will be needed. In an attempt to better define the probable paths and rates of transport, 4200 surface drift cards were dropped during the U.S. Coast Guard WEBSEC cruise of August and September, 1972. The results of this release are the subject of this report. Because the data presented here will be used primarily by those interested in solving problems of transport, the emphasis has been placed on data presentation rather than a detailed analysis of the circulation. (Sinha-OEIS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Surface current observatons--Beaufort Sea, 1972
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
75-619
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1975
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
7 leaves :maps (1 fold.) ;28 cm.