Supplement to: Vetshteyn, V Y; Malyuk, GA; Rusanov, V P (1974): Oxygen-18 distribution in the central Arctic Basin. Translated from Okeanologiya, 1974, 14(4), 642-648, Oceanology, 14, 514-519
18? distribution in the Central Arctic Basin was studied. Surface water down to 200 m was found to contain minimum of 18O (-4.5 to -0.6 per mil relative to SMOW). The highest 18O concentration with d18? varying within very narrow limits (from -0.4 to +0.3 per mil) was observed in intermediate Atlantic waters between 200-250 m and 700 m. 18O concentration in the bottom water layer also varied insignificantly (from 0.0 to -0.7 per mil) tending to decrease downward. A comparison of 18O concentration with water salinity and temperature showed that the relation between d18O and salinity may be used to determine a source diluting oceanic water. Proportion of fresh waters was only approximately estimated. Correlation between oxygen isotopic in water and temperature was observed only within a narrow depth range in the surface layer.
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