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Main Title Description of the 1999 oceanographic conditions on the northeast continental shelf /
Author Taylor, Maureen H.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bascuänán, Cristina,
Publisher U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Region, Northeast Fisheries Science Center,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 945662138
Subjects Ocean temperature--Atlantic Coast (U.S.) ; Salinity--Atlantic Coast (U.S.) ; Hydrographic surveying--Atlantic Coast (U.S.) ; Continental shelf--Northeastern States. ; United States--Atlantic Coast.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  SH221.5.N4N67 no.00-01 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 04/04/2016
Collation iv, 120 pages : maps ; 28 cm
"January 2000." Includes bibliographical references (page 6).
Contents Notes
A summary of hydrographic observations for 25 surveys on the northeast continental shelf during 1999 is presented. Distributions of station position, surface and bottom temperature, salinity, and anomalies are portrayed. The average surface and bottom temperatures and salinities have been calculated in five geographic regions over the northeast continental shelf: western Gulf of Maine (GOMW), eastern Gulf of Maine (GOME), Georges Bank (GB), northern Middle Atlantic Bight (MABN) and southern Middle Atlantic Bight (MABS). The temperature distributions for all five regions show a fairly typical seasonal pattern. In general, the northeast shelf in 1999 exhibited warmer temperatures than the reference period (1977-1987) used in these reports. The salinity anomaly distributions indicate that conditions were fresher during the first half of the year. However, salinity values were slightly above the expected conditions toward the end of summer and into the fall season.