The barrow submarine canyon: A drain for the Chukchi Sea
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1976 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research
Oceans and Atmospheres
Volume 81, Issue 24, pages 4445–4453, 20 August 1976
How to Cite
1976), The barrow submarine canyon: A drain for the Chukchi Sea, J. Geophys. Res., 81(24), 4445–4453, doi:10.1029/JC081i024p04445., and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 MAY 1976
- Manuscript Received: 26 FEB 1976
Oceanographic measurements made in the spring through holes in the ice in an area off Barrow, where the Barrow Canyon forms a sloping trough from the shallow Chukchi Sea into the deep Beaufort Sea, have revealed two interacting water movements: (1) a flow of highly saline water from the shallow Chukchi Sea into the Beaufort Sea through the Barrow Canyon and (2) an uprising of Atlantic water from the depths of the Beapfort Sea into the Barrow Canyon.