Accession Number : AD0780853

Title :   International Ice Observation and Ice Patrol Service in the North Atlantic Ocean (Season of 1956).

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bush,A. J. ; Murray,J. E. ; Soule,Floyd M.

Report Date : 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : The bulletin is No. 42 in the series of annual reports on the International Ice Observation and Ice Patrol Service, season of 1956. It contains a report of the observation operations which extended from 5 March to 13 July 1956. Ship, aircraft and communications activities are described and special sections deal with observed monthly ice conditions and statistics on ice and sea temperature. Also included is a preliminary presentation of the oceanographic data collected during 1956, charts of dynamic topography of the sea surface (ocean current maps), tables of oceanographic data, and a brief discussion of the results of the season's oceanographic surveys.

Descriptors :   *Ice reporting, *Oceanographic data, *North Atlantic Ocean, Sea ice, Aerial reconnaissance, Ice islands, Icebergs, Coast Guard, Patrol craft, Surface temperature, Ocean currents, Tables(Data), Depth, Salinity

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE