Accession Number : AD0838971

Title :   BIRDS EYE 1-68, 8-13 FEBRUARY 1968.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Barrett, R. M.

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 36

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 first mission of 1968 (BE 1-68). The manner in which these data were recorded is discussed. BIRDS EYE 1-68 observations were made under daylight conditions. Ice edges were obtained by radar. Overall ice concentration in Baffin Bay was predominately eight- to ten-tenths big floe with the primary age being noted as thick winter. Sea surface temperatures were obtained with airborne radiation thermometer (ART) during this mission. Sea ice features in the approaches to Thule, Greenland, were mapped by infrared imagery. 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 :   (*OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, POLAR REGIONS), (*SEA ICE, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE), RADAR EQUIPMENT, THICKNESS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, THERMOMETERS, AIRBORNE, HUMIDITY, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, INFRARED SCANNING, BAFFIN ISLAND, BAYS, MAPPING.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE