Accession Number : AD0663055

Title :   LONG-RANGE ICE OUTLOOK EASTERN ARCTIC (1967).

Descriptive Note : Special pub.

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : An outlook of expected sea ice conditions in the eastern North American Arctic is presented for the period mid-May through mid-August 1967. Oceanographic and climatic data for the eastern Arctic were analyzed in terms of sea ice growth during the past winter. These analyses, combined with observed ice conditions for the period 22 through 28 March and a comprehensive study of historical ice and climatic information, formed the basis for the 1967 Ice Outlook. Evaluation of this information indicates that present ice conditions in the Labrador Sea, Davis Strait, and along the Newfoundland coast are similar to those observed in 1959; in Baffin Bay and along the east Greenland coast conditions are similar to those of 1961. Accordingly, Goose Bay and Kulusuk are expected to open slightly later than normal; and Thule, Sondrestrom, and Itivdleq are expected to open near normal. In terms of the 1966 ice season, Goose Bay and Itivdleq will open about two weeks later than last year. Thule, Sondrestrom, and Kulusuk will open about the same time as in 1966. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, ARCTIC REGIONS), (*ICE, ARCTIC REGIONS), ICE ISLANDS, CLIMATE, DISTRIBUTION, OCEANOGRAPHY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE