Accession Number:

ADA043354

Title:

Antarctic Ice Charts 1975-1976.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FLEET WEATHER FACILITY SUITLAND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

434.0

Abstract:

The advent of high resolution satellite imagery combined with the ground truth of conventional observations has only recently provided description of the polar ice fields on a semi-synoptic scale. Since 1970, the Fleet Weather Facility has prepared operational analyses of sea ice conditions in the Antarctic. The charts were constructed by Navy ice analysts under operational time constraints from satellite imagery and conventional data. Reanalysis with late data was not normally attempted rather the current analysis was prepared incorporating this to the extent possible. The analysis was compared with available climatology in an attempt to eliminate gross errors.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE