Water profiling off Sarawak coastal areas

Manson, Ann Aletheia A (2015) Water profiling off Sarawak coastal areas. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

During June 2009, Prime Scientific Sailing Expedition (EPSP) was carried out on South China Sea (SCS) along Sarawak waters. The physical properties of seawater were obtained using 'Conductivity-Temperature-Depth' (CTD) profiler. The main purpose of this present study is to construct vertical structures of temperature and salinity of Sarawak coastal waters, to construct temperature-salinity (T -S) diagram and identify the water masses, as well as to observe the features of Sarawak coastal waters. Vertical profiles of temperature, salinity and T-S diagrams were plotted and analyzed. Definitions of identified water masses in the Sarawak coastal were classified with respect to classification ofprevious studies done on SCS and redefined. Five water masses found exist in Sarawak water namely Continental Shelf Water (CSW), Open Sea Water (OSW), Maximum Salinity Water (MSW), Permanent Thermocline Water (PTW) and Water Mass 1 (WMI), derived from the mix of OSW and MSW. The definition of water mass is essential to understand better geographical positions of water mass to aid in the completion ofwater mass definitions done on SCS waters.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: vertical structures, South China Sea, water mass, temperature-salinity diagram, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 06:59
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 06:59
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10633

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