Accession Number : AD0292767

Title :   OPERATION DEEP FREEZE 62 MARINE GEOPHYSICAL OBSERVATIONS

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 30 OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : During the Austral Summer of 1961-1962, the US Naval Oceanographic Office (Formerly the U. S. Navy Hydrographic Office) conducted marine geophysical research in the true Antarctic. A broad program consisting of oceanography, bathymetry, and terrestrial magnetism was accomplished aboard USS BURTON ISLAND, while USCGC EASTWIND and USS GLACIER completed extensive oceanographicAND BATHYMETRIC SURVEYS. Underway observations included continuous total magnetic intensity recordings, hourly or half-hourly bathythermograph casts, continuous sonic soundings, continuous sea surface and air temperature recordings, and sea and swell (or ice) observations. Hoveto observations consisted of standard oceanographic stations, bottom sediment samples and surface plankton samples. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GEOPHYSICS, *HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, GEOMAGNETISM

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