Accession Number:

ADA007567

Title:

The Oceanographic Program for the Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

LAMONT-DOHERTY GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY PALISADES N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

During the 1975-6 program of the Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment AIDJEX, observations of currents, temperature and salinity will be made in the upper layers of the Arctic Ocean. The primary objective is determination of water stress on drifting ice, one of the parameters in the numerical ice drift model being developed under the AIDJEX program. The oceanographic observations will be made at an array of four manned drift stations with separations of 100 km. Simultaneous measurements will be made at all four stations. Continuous current observations will be made at depths of 2 and 30 m. Current profiles from the surface to a depth of 200 m will be taken twice each day. Profiles of temperature and salinity will be taken twice each day also from the surface to 1,000 with Plessey salinity-temperature-depth recorders.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE