Salinity variations in sea water in the vicinity of Bimini, Bahamas, British West Indies. American Museum novitates ; no. 1822

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dc.contributor.author Turekian, Karl K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Newell, Norman Dennis, 1909- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:47:49Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:47:49Z
dc.date.issued 1957 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/4701
dc.description 12 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 12). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The salinity of the Gulf Stream in Florida Straits just west of the Bahama Bank is 35.9 parts per thousand. The salinity of the bank proper is probably around 37.7 parts per thousand, although it probably varies considerably. 2. A gradient exists between the Florida Straits and the bank which increases in salinity towards the bank generally but with minor fluctuation at the marginal platform due to varying rainfall. 3. Bimini lagoon is host to three distinct water masses: (1) an indigenous mass that moves in and out of North Sound with the tides; (2) a mass entering from the Florida Straits through Entrance Point; and (3) a mass entering from the bank through the waterways of East Bimini and the inlet between East and South Bimini. 4. The rate of mixing of these water masses is slow. 5. The indigenous water of Bimini lagoon varies considerably in salinity (from 31 to 45%), depending on the relative amounts of evaporation and precipitation. 6. It is suggested that the above variations in salinity may cause differing ecological conditions in a relatively small area that supplement the effects of bottom environment"--P. 12. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 1822 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.1822, 1957 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Salinity -- Bahamas -- Bimini Islands. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Salinity -- Atlantic Ocean. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chemical oceanography -- Bahamas -- Bimini Islands. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Marine ecology -- Bahamas -- Bimini Islands. en_US
dc.title Salinity variations in sea water in the vicinity of Bimini, Bahamas, British West Indies. American Museum novitates ; no. 1822 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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