Accession Number : AD0739991

Title :   An Air Dropped Sea Ice Penetrometer.

Descriptive Note : Development rept.,

Corporate Author : SANDIA LABS ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Young,C. W. ; Keck,L. J.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : An air dropped penetrometer has been developed for the U.S. Coast Guard to remotely measure the thickness of sea ice. The development program is described, and the test data and results of the Arctic test program are presented and discussed. The sea ice thickness in the vicinity of Thule Air Base, Greenland, and Alert, Canada, was measured by the penetrometers with an accuracy of plus or minus 3 inches (plus or minus 7.6 cm) during the April 1971 tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA ICE, THICKNESS), PENETRATION, COAST GUARD, GREENLAND, CANADA, TELEMETER SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE