Transpacific section planned
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 65, Issue 45, page 802, 6 November 1984
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1984), Transpacific section planned, Eos Trans. AGU, 65(45), 802–802, doi:10.1029/EO065i045p00802-01.(
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A transpacific section across the subpolar gyre near latitude 47°N is planned for September–October 1985. This complements the 24.5°N section planned for March–May 1985. The purpose of the expedition is to determine the western boundary current structure, to determine the meridional flow in the region of the Emperor Seamounts, to measure the transport of heat by ocean currents, to determine the net transport of water masses and estimate the meridional general circulation of the north Pacific, and to improve the mapping of tracer distributions in the deep north Pacific.
Approximately 110 surface-to-bottom conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) rosette stations across the width of the ocean will be occupied, with maximum station spacing of 80 km over abyssal plains, closing to 30–50 km over rough topography and boundaries. Water samples will be collected and analyzed on board for salinity, oxygen, and nutrients.