Accession Number : AD0824547

Title :   BIRDS EYE 3-67.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept. 30 Jun-10 Jul 67,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Boeger, A. C.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Data collected by ice observers from the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office on polar research flights known as BIRDS EYE missions are contained in this report covering the third mission of 1967 (BE 3-67). The manner in which these data were recorded is discussed. The overall effectiveness of the mission is included in an evaluation table. BIRDS EYE 3-67 observations were made under daylight conditions. Ice boundaries were obtained by radar. One ice island which had been under surveillance during past BIRDS EYE missions was located north and slightly west of Banks Island in M'Clure Strait by radar and photographed. Overall ice concentration in the Arctic Basin was predominately nine- to ten-tenths vast floe with the primary age being noted as arctic pack. The aircraft is a specially configured Super Constellation manned by Air Development Squadron Eight (VX-8) based at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ISLANDS, NAVAL RESEARCH), ARCTIC REGIONS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, RADAR NAVIGATION, PLOTTING BOARDS, HUMIDITY, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, VISUAL INSPECTION, MELTING POINT, SEA ICE, SEA WATER, POLAR REGIONS, FREEZING, INSTRUMENTATION, OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE