Sea Ice Climatic Atlas. Volume 1. Antarctic.
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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Through 1972, reliable sea ice information in the Antarctic was based on relatively few shore stations and ships reports augmented by limited aerial reconnaissance data. These data were further restricted to relatively small areas observed primarily during the summer resupply season. Since the advent of all weather passive microwave satellite imagery, it has been possible to routinely map the extent of Antartic sea ice on a global scale. Antarctic sea ice analyses have been operationally produced on a weekly basis since 1973. This atlas contains sea ice summaries derived from 521 weekly JIC NavyNOAA Joint Ice Center sea ice analyses produced from 1973 to 1982. Chart and data coverage includes MaximumMeanMinimum Ice Edges Probability of Occurrence of Any Ice Mean Ice Concentration Mean Ice Concentration When Ice is Present MaximumMeanMinimum Extent of 510ths or More Ice Weekly Total Coverage and Extent Time Series of Weekly Total Coverage and Extent and Semi-Monthly Coverage and Extent Statistics.
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost