Influence of the Yukon River on the Bering Sea
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Influence of the Yukon River on the Bering Sea final report by Kenneson G. Dean

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Published by University of Alaska, National Aeronautics and Space Administration? in Fairbanks, Alaska, [Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Oceanography -- Bering Sea.,
  • Coastal currents.,
  • Coastal water.,
  • Continental shelves.,
  • Rivers.,
  • Salinity.,
  • Satellite imagery.,
  • Sea surface temperature.,
  • Surface water.,
  • Alaska.,
  • Bering Sea.,
  • Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska)

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Edition Notes

StatementKenneson G. Dean, C. Peter McRoy.
SeriesNASA CR -- 182802., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-182802.
ContributionsMcRoy, C. Peter, 1941-, University of Alaska Fairbanks., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination17, [1] p., [3] leaves of plates
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16138540M

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The Yukon River draws into its mouth the largest migration of chinook, chum, and coho salmon stocks in the world. For the chinook, or kings, the river offers passage from the Bering Sea to spawning streams across Alaska and Yukon Territory all the way to British Columbia. Among the effects documented are a step-like increase of nearly 2°C in air temperature (S.A. Bowling, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, personal communication, ), an approximate 5% reduction in sea-ice extent (Niebauer ), and a decrease in sea-ice thickness (Wadhams ). the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. •Beyond the Alaska Peninsula and bordering the Bering Sea, extensive coastal plains are found with numerous lakes and meandering streams. •The Yukon River has formed a large delta with many old lobes that form a vast plain connecting small, elevated tracts. •In the north permafrost melting in. Abstract [1] Arctic and subarctic watersheds are undergoing climate warming, permafrost thawing, and thermokarst formation resulting in quantitative shifts in surface water –groundwater interaction at the basin scale. Groundwater currently comprises almost one fourth of Yukon River water discharged to the Bering Sea and contributes 5–10% of the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and nitrogen.

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