Accession Number:

ADA265585

Title:

Navy Tactical Applications Guide, Volume 8 Part 2: Arctic - East Siberian/Chukchi/Beaufort Seas. Weather Analysis and Forecast Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1989-Jun 1991

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

453.0

Abstract:

Environmentally, the north polar region is one of the most active regions on Earth, and for ships and seamen, one of the most dangerous due to the combined effects of wind, sea state, and structural icing. It is also the region most neglected and difficult to analyze or forecast because of the sparsity of surface, upper air, and ocean observations, and less than adequate numerical models. This volume illustrates, with high resolution satellite data and supplementary conventional surface and upper air analyses, some of the significant recurring patterns of weather and oceanographic phenomena in the Arctic. This volume is dedicated to weather and oceanographic phenomena in the regions surrounding northern Alaska and northern Siberia Part 1 covered the Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea and Greenland. Its purpose is to document Arctic weather phenomena as observed by satellite, and in doing so, assist meteorologists in the development of satellite interpretation skills. DMSP, AVHRR, Ice, Polar lows, Floebergs, Polynyi.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE