Accession Number:

ADA007335

Title:

An Experimental Investigation of the Boundary Layer under Pack Ice

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

176.0

Abstract:

Measurements of the mean and turbulent flow structure under pack ice were made during the 1972 AIDJEX Pilot Study with small mechanical current meter triplets on three separate masts at several depths throughout the entire rotational boundary layer. In this work the analog between the ice-ocean boundary layer and the surface-atmospheric boundary layer has been explored in detail with composite averages of measured Reynolds stress and mean flow compared to predictions of recent atmospheric models.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE