Assessment of the Arctic Marine Environment: Selected Topics

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Donald Wilbur Hood, David C. Burrell
Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska, 1976 - Marine ecology - 468 pages
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Based on topics selected from a symposium held in conjunction with the Third International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic conditions (PDAC-75).

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Contents

Man in the polar marine ecosystem
11
Ecological assessment as criterion in the rational exploita
23
Ecological principles for guiding engineering design in arctic
33
The North Sea problem
45
Recent Soviet research in the Arctic
55
A study plan for the Alaska continental shelf
61
A study of processes and resources on the Bering
81
Canadian environmental studies of the southern Beaufort
87
Circulation and sediment distribution in Cook Inlet Alaska
205
Mesoscale thermal variations along the arctic North Slope
229
Duration of sea states in northern waters
241
Response of waves and currents to wind patterns in
263
Primary productivity of seaice algae
289
Effects of oil on microbial component of an intertidal silt
305
Shallowwater benthic fauna of Prudhoe
329
Development and potential yield of arctic fisheries
389

Marine terminus of the transAlaska pipeline
95
CONTEMPORARY TOPICS
119
Sedimentation in a halftide harbor
131
Fill materials between Barrow and the Colville River
161
Sediment transported by icerafting in southcentral Alaska
173
Dynamic sedimentological processes along the Beaufort
189
Surveillance of the marine environment for petroleum
403
Hydrocarbon studies in the arctic benthic environment
425
Sample size in environmental assessments
433
Bearing north to the future
465
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