AIDJEX Oceanographic Investigations.
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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During the main phase of AIDJEX, scheduled for 1973, the air stress on the ice surface and the motion of the ice will be monitored. The oceanographic measurements will seek to determine the stress on the underside of the ice from the roughness of the underside and the relative currents. The ice roughness has a variety of scales ranging from a few meters under old floes to several tens of meters under pressure ridges, and slopes of 120 or steeper are common even under old floes. The motion of both ice and water involves the solution of complicated, time-dependent problems.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost