Accession Number : AD1026422

Title :   Seasonal Ice Zone Reconnaissance Surveys Coordination

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jan 2012,31 Dec 2015

Corporate Author : University of Washington Seattle United States

Personal Author(s) : Morison,James

Full Text :

Report Date : 30 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The goal of the Seasonal Sea Ice Zone Reconnaissance Surveys (SIZRS) is to track and understand the interplay among the ice, atmosphere, and ocean contributing to the recent decline in summer ice extent. The SIZ is the region between maximum winter sea ice extent and minimum summer sea ice extent. Under this grant we coordinated various SIZRS projects making monthly sections of ocean, ice, and atmospheric measurements across the Beaufort-Chukchi sea seasonal sea ice zone (SIZ) utilizing US Coast Guard Arctic Domain Awareness (ADA) flights of opportunity in the summers of 2012- 2014. In addition to SIZRS coordination, this report covers our measurements of ocean temperature, salinity, velocity and mixing across the SIZ.

Descriptors :   Arctic Ocean , sea ice , MARGINAL ICE ZONES , surface temperature , SURVEYS , open water , remote sensing , barometric pressure , jet propulsion , coast guard

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE