Accession Number : AD0786998

Title :   Radar Measurement of Ice Drift in Robeson Channel, 1972.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Personal Author(s) : Keys,John E. ; Dunbar,Moira ; Finlayson,D. J. ; Moffat,J. W.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The report describes a technique used for measuring ice drift in Robeson Channel, Ellesmere Island, using an X-band radar mounted on a cliff to track transponders placed on the ice. The transponder stations were equipped with wind recorders and, when possible, current meters. The PPI was read manually every hour and a film record made, one shot being taken per minute. The manual readings were fed into a computer and a plot generated in the field. The film record was later digitized and corrected plots made. These are included in the report, together with samples of the field plots.

Descriptors :   *Sea ice, *Ellesmere Island, *Ice reporting, Drift, Sea breeze, X band, Radar equipment, Ocean currents, Tidal currents, Wind velocity, Canada

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE