Accession Number : AD0706549

Title :   RESULTS OF A SOVIET EXPERIMENT INVESTIGATING THE DRIFT AND DYNAMICS OF THE ARCTIC BASIN ICE COVER (Rezultaty Ekspeditsionnykh Issledovanii Dreifa i Dinamiki Ledyanogo Pokrova Articheskogo Basseina Vesnoi),

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bushuev,A. V. ; Volkov,N. A. ; Gudkovich,Z. M. ; Loshchilov,V. S.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The paper summarizes and reviews an experiment conducted in the Arctic Basin by Soviet scientists in spring 1961. The purpose of the experiment was to study the drift and dynamics of the ice cover. Observations were performed simultaneously at seven manned stations operating at different points in the Arctic Basin. The data obtained gives some insights into the behavior of pack ice under the influence of wind and water stress. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA ICE, DRIFT), (*ARCTIC OCEAN, SEA ICE), ICE ISLANDS, WIND, OCEAN WAVES, STRESSES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, STATISTICAL DATA, ROTATION, VORTICES, FRICTION, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE