Accession Number : AD0294162

Title :   PETROGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUNG SEA ICE, POINT BARROW, ALASKA

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

Personal Author(s) : WEEKS,W.F. ; HAMILTON,W.L.

Report Date : OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Studies were made of a 31.4 cm-long core of sea ice obtained from Elson Lagoon, Point Barrow, Alaska, to determine relationships between structural features readily observed in horizontal thin sections under low magnification. Important intercrystalline structural features ARE A SYSTEMATIC INCREASE IN CRYSTAL SIZE WITH DEPTH AND A FAIRLY CONSTANT 2:1 RATIO BETWEEN THE LENGTH AND WIDTH OF THE ICE CRYSTALS.

Descriptors :   *ICE, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), LINEAR SYSTEMS, OCEANS, SCATTERING, SOLIDS, VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE