Accession Number:

ADA169070

Title:

MIZEX: A Program for Mesoscale Air-Ice-Ocean Interaction Experiments in Arctic Marginal Ice Zones. VIII. A Science Plan for a Winter Marginal Ice Zone Experiment in the Fram Strait/Greenland Sea: 1987/89,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Report Date:

1986-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The present plan is motivated by the need to improve our understanding of the fundamentals of acoustic propagation, noise, and electromagnetic remote sensing in the winter marginal ice zone MIZ. The plan strongly emphasizes oceanography, ice dynamics, and meteorology. In fact, the latter disciplines must be deeply enough researched to resolve fundamental questions entailing airiceocean interaction, heat and mass exchanges and balances, growth and decay of ice-edge eddies, etc. Detailed scientific objectives are examined for oceanography, meteorology, ice physics, remote sensing, and acoustics together with detailed experimental plans, and a discussion of logistics for these experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE