Ocean Profile Measurements During the Seasonal Ice Zone Reconnaissance Surveys
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE POLAR SCIENCE CENTER
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This grant is part of the Seasonal Ice Zone Reconnaissance Surveys SIZRS program of repeated ocean, ice, and atmospheric measurements across the Beaufort-Chukchi sea seasonal sea ice zone SIZ utilizing US Coast Guard Arctic Domain Awareness ADA flights of opportunity. This report covers our grant to make ocean temperature, salinity, velocity and mixing profile measurements across the SIZ. Our long-term goal is to track and understand the interplay among the ice, atmosphere, and ocean contributing to the rapid decline in summer ice extent that has occurred in recent years. The SIZ is the region between maximum winter sea ice extent and minimum summer sea ice extent. As such, it contains the full range of positions of the marginal ice zone MIZ where sea ice interacts with open water.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost