THE OCEANOGRAPHY OF DISRAELI FIORD NORTHERN ELLESMERE ISLAND

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Authors
  1. Keys, J.
  2. Johannessen, O.M.
  3. Long, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Geophysics Section
Abstract
The upper part of the fiord was filled with almost fresh water. Between 44 and 45 meters the salinity increased from 5 degrees/oo to 32 degrees/oo while the temperature decreased from -0.6 degrees Cto -1.6 degrees C. The explanation for this change in the properties of the water lies in the existence of the Ward Hung Ice Shelf. This ice shelf apparently dams the upper 44 meters of the fiord while allowing free interchange with the Arctic Ocean at greater depths.
Keywords
Disraei Fiord
Report Number
HAZEN34 —
Date of publication
15 Jan 1969
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
69-02445
CANDIS No
72879
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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