Accession Number : ADA167772


Title :   A Compendium of Arctic Environmental Information


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS


Personal Author(s) : Welsh, James P ; Ketchum, Jr , Robert D ; Lohanick, Alan W ; Farmer, L Dennis ; Eppler, Duane T ; Burge, Raymond E ; Charles J Radl,


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a167772.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 145


Abstract : The presence, and apparently specialized nature, of Soviet submarines in the Arctic has encouraged the U.S. Navy to take a more active role in investigating the Arctic environment especially relevant to antisubmarine warfare. This report presents an abridgement of some of the knowledge of the Arctic environment relevant to specific disciplines and is a starting point for new investigators of Arctic phenomena pertinent to naval operations. Topics covered include: Sea ice; Arctic oceanography; General climatology; Comparison of U.S. --U.S.S.R. Arctic programs; Arctic acoustics; Submarines in the Arctic; Arctic remote sensing; Adapting to the environment; Logistics. Appendices summarize information about the Barents Sea, Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea, Kara Sea, Greenland Sea, Laptev Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, East Siberian Sea, Labrador Sea, Baffin Bay/Davis Strait, Bering Sea, Norwegian Sea, and the Central Arctic. A bibliography and a summary of the WMO sea ice classification are also provided.


Descriptors :   *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE , *ARCTIC REGIONS , *OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS , *SEA ICE , *UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS , ACOUSTICS , ARCTIC OCEAN , BARENTS SEA , BEAUFORT SEA , BERING SEA , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , CHUKCHI SEA , CLASSIFICATION , CLIMATOLOGY , ENVIRONMENTS , GREENLAND SEA , KARA SEA , LABRADOR SEA , LOGISTICS , MARINE CLIMATOLOGY , NAVAL OPERATIONS , NORWEGIAN SEA , OKHOTSK SEA , REMOTE DETECTORS , SUBMARINES , UNDERICE , USSR


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE