Accession Number : AD0715424

Title :   Ice Thickness Observations Along the Coasts of Eastern Canada and Southern Greenland.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Bilello,M. A. ; Bates,R. E. ; Riley,J.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Between 1943 and 1951 the U.S. Air Force, in cooperation with Canada and Denmark, made ice thickness measurements at 22 stations along the coasts of eastern Canada and southern Greenland and on nearby lakes and rivers. This report includes the thickness data (not previously published) as well as descriptions of surface conditions, snow depths and other information bearing on aircraft and ice surface transport operations. Greatest ice thicknesses ranged from 31 inches (Presque Isle, Maine) to 94 inches (Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland). Least thicknesses at the time of maximum ice ranged from 15 inches (Presque Isle) to 47 inches (Cape Dan, Greenland). The average number of days of ice cover is given for all stations. It ranged from around 100 days in southern Newfoundland to around 250 days in northern Baffin Island. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA ICE, *CANADA), (*GREENLAND, SEA ICE), COASTAL REGIONS, THICKNESS, LAKES, RIVERS, SNOW, PREDICTIONS, BAFFIN ISLAND, TRAFFICABILITY, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE