What Archived Russian Data Say About the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH
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Preparing for the SHEBA experiment requires optimizing limited resources and focusing the experimental plan on key deficiencies in current understanding of the heat budget of the Arctic Ocean. In this work we will review Russian literature which is poorly known in the West to confirm what is really known and what is not known, worldwide, about the Arctic heat budget. We will also obtain data from the vast archive from the Russian North Pole drifting stations and reanalyze some of these data in light of modern theories to confirm or expand Western analyses. Our goal from this research, as with the whole SHEBA program, is better understanding and parameterizations of processes that influence the surface heat budget of the Arctic Ocean.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography