Accession Number:

ADA167772

Title:

A Compendium of Arctic Environmental Information

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Report Date:

1986-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

The presence, and apparently specialized nature, of Soviet submarines in the Arctic has encouraged the U.S. Navy to take a more active role in investigating the Arctic environment especially relevant to antisubmarine warfare. This report presents an abridgement of some of the knowledge of the Arctic environment relevant to specific disciplines and is a starting point for new investigators of Arctic phenomena pertinent to naval operations. Topics covered include Sea ice Arctic oceanography General climatology Comparison of U.S. --U.S.S.R. Arctic programs Arctic acoustics Submarines in the Arctic Arctic remote sensing Adapting to the environment Logistics. Appendices summarize information about the Barents Sea, Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea, Kara Sea, Greenland Sea, Laptev Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, East Siberian Sea, Labrador Sea, Baffin BayDavis Strait, Bering Sea, Norwegian Sea, and the Central Arctic. A bibliography and a summary of the WMO sea ice classification are also provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE