Accession Number : AD0664817

Title :   AERIAL SURVEYS OF HUDSON BAY SURFACE TEMPERATURE-1967.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Wendland,Wayne M. ; Bryson,Reid A.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Aerial surveys of the surface temperature of Hudson Bay were completed in July, August and October of 1967. An airborne infrared radiation thermometer remotely sensed the surface radiation temperature. The surface temperature patterns are presented for each survey. Certain persistent surface thermal features were found during the first two surveys. In October, the temperature pattern was rather flat, and the large scale features mentioned above, although present, were not as well defined. Because the ice lingers on Hudson Bay into August, it leaves its 'signature' on the surface. A cold pool (presumably low salinity and therefore relatively low density) was found near the area of last ice. Due to the stratification of the upper layer of the Bay, this cold pool persists throughout most of the ice free season. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TEMPERATURE, WATER), (*INFRARED RADIATION, HUDSON BAY), AIRBORNE, INFRARED EQUIPMENT, THERMOMETERS, MEASUREMENT, DISTRIBUTION, AIR MASS ANALYSIS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, AIRCRAFT, ICE, FLIGHT PATHS, ABSORPTION, BOLOMETERS, MAPS, OCEANOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE