Accession Number:

ADA359479

Title:

Investigation of Air-Sea Interaction in the Arctic on the Basis of Historical Data.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC RESEARCH INST ST PETERSBURG (RUSSIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Based on both the analysis of the results of the experimental observations carried out at the Russian North Pole - 4,5,6,28 drifting stations in 1955 - 1956 and in 1987 and on modem methods for calculating turbulent and radiation heat fluxes, the seasonal variability for parameters of air - sea ice interaction and features of heat conditions in the snow - ice cover are investigated. New results on atmospheric radiation including investigation of the role of low and upper cloudiness in formation of long-wave radiation and new parameterization of downwelling long-wave radiation are obtained. New method for estimating the characteristics of the atmospheric boundary layer together with new archive sounding data are used for estimating the characteristics of the atmospheric boundary layer in the Arctic Basin. Some new data about the temporal - spatial variability of wind drift coefficients are received. The generalization of experience of previous experimental investigations on the drifting ice flows were used in the SHEBA planing.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE