Accession Number:

AD0738796

Title:

Surface Climate of the Arctic Basin. Selected Climatic Elements to the Performance of Surface-Effect Vehicles

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Jul 1970-30 Jun 1971

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

The report contains maps showing the distribution of monthly means and extremes of temperature, windspeed, dewpoint, and visibility within the Arctic Basin. These elements were selected because of their significance to the design and operation of large, Surface-Effect Vehicles which may be required to perform transportation services in that area. The distributions are derived from a considerable amount of observational data spanning a century of scientific research but primarily from Soviet and United States drifting stations maintained during the last two decades.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE