Accession Number:

ADA238424

Title:

Forecasters Handbook for the Arctic

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCH FACILITY MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1989-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

396.0

Abstract:

Weather and ice conditions for the Arctic seas--Beaufort Sea, Greenland Sea, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea, East Siberian Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, Baffin Bay, and Davis Strait--and major land forms and islands are described. This work is a complete revision of the 1962 version and contains quick-reference material for operational forecasters as well as background material to enhance further understanding of Arctic phenomena. Satellite imagery case studies are included, and an entire section is devoted to polar low development. The appendices provide monthly maps for average air temperatures, mean surface pressures, and mean 700-mb heights for the Arctic region. Inversion statistics and seasonal ice movement patterns are also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE