Accession Number : AD0840478

Title :   ICELAND SEA-SURFACE TEMPERATURE SURVEY-APRIL 1968.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept. 3-11 Apr 68,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS MARINE SCIENCES DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Pickett, R. L. ; Athey, Gary L.

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : An airplane equipped with an infrared radiation thermometer measured sea surface temperatures around Iceland in early April 1968. Sea ice prevented surveys directly north of the island. Temperatures to the northeast ranged from 0C at the ice boundary to 4C at the prime meridian. An oceanic front located east of Iceland was followed to the Faeroe Islands using an aircraft tracking technique. To the south and southwest temperatures were a uniform 7 or 8C but dropped to 5 or 6C near shore. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), (*INFRARED RADIATION, MEASUREMENT), THERMOMETERS, AIRBORNE, OCEAN CURRENTS, RADIOMETERS, SEA ICE, OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT, COASTAL REGIONS, MEASUREMENT, GULFS, ICELAND.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE