AN UNUSUAL POLYNIA IN AN ARCTIC FIORD

Authors
  1. Sadler, H.E.
  2. Serson, H.V.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Pacific, Victoria BC (CAN)
Abstract
There is a small circular polynia in Cambridge Fiord in northern Baffin Island which appears annually in late winter in exactly the same position each year. This phenomenon can be explained as the result of a fresh water spring in the bed of the fiord, the water rising to the surface as a plume under the influence of buoyancy forces amounting to 3% of the weight. The origin of the fresh water is probably the deep layers of a fresh water lake located about 5 km from the end of the fiord.
Date of publication
15 Aug 1979
Number of Pages
7
Reprinted from
Proc of the NATO Workshop on Arctic Fjords held at the Inst of Oceanography, Patricia Bay, 1979
DSTKIM No
80-00107
CANDIS No
87949
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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