Accession Number:

ADA109991

Title:

Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment 1975-1976, Physical Oceanography Data Report Profiling Current Meter Data. Volume 4. Camp Big Bear.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

LAMONT-DOHERTY GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY PALISADES NY

Report Date:

1980-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

346.0

Abstract:

The oceanographic program of the 1975-1976 ARCTIC ICE DYNAMICS JOINT EXPERIMENT AIDJEX was designed to investigate the Arctic Ocean on space scales of 100 kilometers in the horizontal and hundreds of meters in the vertical. This was accomplished with oceanographic observations from a triangular array of three smaller manned satellite camps with a centrally located larger main camp. Profiles of relative current speed and direction were measured twice each day between the surface and 200 meters at each of the four camps. A profiling current meter PCM with speed, direction and depth sensors was lowered and retrieved with a multi-conductor cable at a slow rate of 5 meters per minute. Sensor signals were transmitted by cable to be recorded graphically and digitally at the surface. The final data set consisting of absolute velocity profiles of speed and direction was obtained by the vector addition of the relative PCM profiles with the interpolated ice velocity based on precise satellites navigation at the time of the observation.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE