Report of the International Ice Patrol Service in the North Atlantic Ocean. Season of 1979.
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC
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During the 1979 season, the International Ice Patrol disseminated information to the mariner on the ice conditions in the Grand Banks region of the Northwest Atlantic. To achieve this, the U.S. Coast Guard patrolled the southeastern, southern, and southwestern limits of icebergs and maintained a plot on the extent of this dangerous region. The office analyzed ice and environmental data and prepared the daily ice bulletins and facsimile chart. Preseason reconnaissance flights in January and February 1979 determined the early iceberg distributions. Based on these flights the season commenced 6 March 1979. From that date until 21 July 1979, an Aerial Ice Reconnaissance Detachment operated from St. Johns, Newfoundland averaging a patrol every other day over the Grand Banks. The season officially closed on 22 July 1979. During the 1979 season, an estimated 152 icebergs drifted south of 48 degrees North.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost