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On suspended matter, as observed by light scattering, and water mass distributions in the Fram Strait - Svalbard area
Kullenberg, G.; Zhenglang, Xu. (1986). On suspended matter, as observed by light scattering, and water mass distributions in the Fram Strait - Svalbard area. Neth. J. Sea Res. 20(2-3): 155-161
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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  • Kullenberg, G.
  • Zhenglang, Xu.

Abstract
    The distribution of suspended matter has been investigated by means of in situ light scattering measurements in sections across the Fram Strait and north of Svalbard in the period July and August 1984. The scattering in the red part of the spectrum was measured at a fixed scattering angle of 15° to 16°, to maximum depths of about 1000 m. The scattering profiles were obtained in conjunction with CTD profiles. The scattering measurements show distinct features, such as layers of high scattering, frontal transitions and surface and bottom boundary on the eastern side of the Fram Strait, and markedly less evident on the western side. They also suggest the presence of several different water masses in the region. This is by and large in accordance with the water mass distribution as identified from the temperature and salinity observations. The North Atlantic Water is low in scattering, the Polar Water high, and the deep waters very low.

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