Accession Number : AD0786983

Title :   An Ice Drift Measurement in Western Parry Channel,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT PACIFIC VICTORIA (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Personal Author(s) : Verrall,R. I. ; Ganton,J. H. ; Milne,A. R.

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A description is given of the drift of ice in Western Parry Channel during the spring and summer of 1970. Ice-buoys, planted in the fast ice of this region in April 1970, were located at approximately two-week intervals by Canadian Forces aircraft overflights. The ice in M'Clure Strait drifted to the west, whereas in Viscount Melville Sound the ice drift seemed to have no definite trend. The drift after the middle of July when the ice was broken was compared to the ice motion calculated using Zubov's rule. The comparison yields a respectable agreement. Also, information pertaining to the longevity of ice-buoys in both polar and winter ice is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sea ice, *Ice reporting, *Arctic regions, Drift, Buoys, Polar regions, Seasonal variations, Summer, Thickness, Salinity, Motion, Predictions, Canada, Reviews

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE