Accession Number : AD0859546

Title :   BIRDS EYE 7-68, 1-17 November 1968.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Agee, H. J.

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : BIRDS EYE 7-68 was a regularly scheduled Arctic Ocean ice reconnaissance mission covering the North American Sector of the Arctic Basin, including the Greenland Sea and Denmark Strait, from 1 to 17 November 1968. Ice observations contained in this report were made under either twilight or moonlight conditions. Large fractures were observed in the vicinity of the North Pole. A well-defined lead was observed northwest of Ellsmere Island. Severe ice conditions observed on BIRDS EYE 3-68 (21 May - 10 June) continued to exist in the southern Greenland Sea. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, SEA ICE), (*SEA ICE, ARCTIC OCEAN), ICE ISLANDS, FREEZING, OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT, NAVIGATION CHARTS, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT PATHS, PREDICTIONS, DATA PROCESSING, MELTING, SEA WATER, GREENLAND SEA, STRAITS, DENMARK.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE