Campus Units

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

4-1-2017

Journal or Book Title

Continental Shelf Research

Volume

137

First Page

163

Last Page

171

DOI

10.1016/j.csr.2017.02.006

Abstract

Hydrographic variability and dynamics in the Gulf of Maine are examined through the investigation of δ18Ow and salinity properties of coastal surface waters. Data from Gulf of Maine waters sampled over a decade, from 2003 to 2015, including a suite of samples that were collected monthly from April 2014 to March 2015, are presented. These water samples fall on a mixing line between Maine River Water (MRW) and Scotian Shelf Water (SSW). However, slope waters likely also contribute to these surface waters. The seasonal variability in water samples collected during 2014 and 2015 indicates the strong influence of river runoff on coastal Gulf of Maine surface water properties. The coastal surface Gulf of Maine mixing line presented in this paper is a needed baseline for reconstructing hydrographic variability in bicarbonates using oxygen isotopes.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Whitney, Nina M., Alan D. Wanamaker, Karl J. Kreutz, and Douglas S. Introne. "Spatial and temporal variability in the δ18Ow and salinity compositions of Gulf of Maine coastal surface waters." Continental Shelf Research 137 (2017): 163-171. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2017.02.006. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

Elsevier Ltd.

Language

en

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application/pdf

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