Accession Number : AD0284938

Title :   THE SALINITY DISTRIBUTION IN YOUNG SEA ICE

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : WEEKS,W.F. ; LEE,O.S.

Report Date : FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Studies were conducted at North Star Bay (NW Greenland) during Oct-Nov 1956 to examine the lateral and vertical salinity variation in known types of natural sea ice. Sampling procedures and data analysis are described in detail. The data show that the standard deviation of the salinity values from closely spaced cored samples in sheet ice are always equal to or greater than !0.3%. In pancake ice, the standard deviation is usually !1.0%. This uncertainty will produce a standard deviation of approximately ! 4 to 6% of the total brine volume in the sheet iceAND ! ll to 19% in pancake ice. This accounts for a considerable portion of the scatter observed in studying the strength properties of sea ice. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ICE, *SALINITY, SAMPLING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE