Accession Number : ADA617903
Title : Ocean Profile Measurements During the Seasonal Ice Zone Reconnaissance Surveys
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE POLAR SCIENCE CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Morison, James
Report Date : 30 Sep 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : This grant is part of the Seasonal Ice Zone Reconnaissance Surveys (SIZRS) program of repeated 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. This report covers our grant to make ocean temperature, salinity, velocity and mixing profile measurements across the SIZ. Our long-term goal is to track and understand the interplay among the ice, atmosphere, and ocean contributing to the rapid decline in summer ice extent that has occurred in recent years. The SIZ is the region between maximum winter sea ice extent and minimum summer sea ice extent. As such, it contains the full range of positions of the marginal ice zone (MIZ) where sea ice interacts with open water.
Descriptors : *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , *MARGINAL ICE ZONES , BEAUFORT SEA , CHUKCHI SEA , DATA ACQUISITION , MIXING , OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA , SALINITY , TEMPERATURE , VELOCITY
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Snow, Ice and Permafrost
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE