Accession Number:

ADA023183

Title:

A Numerical Ice Forecasting System.

Descriptive Note:

Reference publication,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

This forecasting system provides estimates of current ice thickness and forecasts of ice formation and thickness for 62 locations in the Arctic. It also provides forecasting aids such as selected sea surface temperatures, snow depths, mean daily air temperature trends, and degree-day accumulations. The observations are obtained on magnetic tape from the National Meteorological Center on a near-real-time basis. The forecast techniques are statistical processes based on local climatology. The system presently is producing outputs on a daily basis. It is expandable in design so that as new forecasting methods are developed they can be integrated into the program. Since the data base consists of all the worlds synoptic weather observations, the expansion may be into fields other than ice prediction.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE