Accession Number : AD0826170

Title :   LONG-RANGE ICE OUTLOOK, ANTARCTIC (1967-68).

Descriptive Note : Special pub.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Potocsky, Gabriel J. ; Kniskern, Franklin E.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An outlook of expected sea ice conditions in the Ross Sea and McMurdo Sound regions of Antarctica is presented for the period mid-November 1967 through mid-January 1968. Oceanographic and climatic data for these areas were analyzed in terms of sea ice growth during the past austral winter. These analyses, combined with observed ice conditions for the period 2 through 12 October 1967 and a comprehensive study of historical ice and climatic information, formed the basis for the 1967-68 Ice Outlook. Although temperatures have been near normal throughout the ice growth season, the ice drift indicates a heavier-than-normal compaction of ice in the Ross Sea west of 170E. In terms of the 1966-67 season, ice conditions are expected to be slightly heavier in the Ross Sea and McMurdo Sound. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA ICE, ANTARCTIC REGIONS), DISTRIBUTION, ROUGHNESS, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, WEATHER FORECASTING, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, WIND, THICKNESS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, SEA WATER, MELTING, FREEZING, ICEBREAKERS, POLAR REGIONS, MAPS.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE