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CTD casts off Pram Point to determine the internal wave structure under the shore fast ice of McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K053_1993_1994_NZ_4

Abstract: The internal wave structure under the shore fast ice of McMurdo Sound was surveyed. An internal wave is a wave propagating along a density stratification in the water mass. The discontinuity in density is caused by a difference in the temperature or salinity on either side of the boundary surface in the water mass. Previous studies conducted either single CTD profiles or spot temperature and ... View entire text
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1.   N: -75.37   S: -75.37   E: -110.67   W: -110.67  
2.   N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: -126.9   W: -126.9  
3.   N: -77.03   S: -77.03   E: -126.1   W: -126.1  
4.   N: -76.67   S: -76.67   E: -125.8   W: -125.8  
5.   N: -76.48   S: -76.48   E: -125.8   W: -125.8  
6.   N: -76.05   S: -76.05   E: -124.42   W: -124.42  

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-11-19
Stop Date: 1993-12-05
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Quality This study was part of a scholarship funded project. The data is held in the report with Antarctica New Zealand. The investigator may also have some data stored on disk.
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Williams, M. 1994. Survey of Internal Waves in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. RDRC Report.
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