Accession Number:

ADA109987

Title:

Geophysical Data from Drifting Ice Station Fram III.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

LAMONT-DOHERTY GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY PALISADES NY

Report Date:

1981-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

A scientific research camp was established on a drifting ice floe north of Spitsbergen on March 14, 1981, and occupied until May 13, 1981, while the floe drifted 361 km southwestward. Position of the camp was monitored with a satellite navigation system. Ocean depth was sounded continuously during the drift as the camp crossed from the Farm Basin onto the Yermak Plateau. Rotation of the ice floe, magnetic declination and gravity were all measured frequently. Sub-bottom geological horizons were profiled with an air-gun and seismic reflection system. Data from all of these measurements are presented in the form of tables and profiles.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geomagnetism
  • Geodesy
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE