Accession Number : AD0860412

Title :   BIRDS EYE 8-68, 29 November-16 December 1968.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

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

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : BIRDS EYE 8-68 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 29 November to 16 December 1968. Ice observations contained in this report were made under moonlight conditions. Fair weather prevailed; however, cloud coverage significantly reduced visibility. Observation of the stage of ice development and topography was difficult and at times impossible. A flight over the PARRY Channel in the Canadian Archipelago revealed fractures from Baffin Bay to Resolute but no openings further westward until northwest of Banks Island. Extensive ice coverage observed on BIRDS EYE 7-68 (1-17 November) continued to exist in the southern Greenland Sea. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, SEA ICE), (*SEA ICE, ARCTIC OCEAN), DIURNAL VARIATIONS, FREEZING, MELTING, SEA WATER, CRACKS, WEATHER FORECASTING, DENMARK, STRAITS, GREENLAND SEA, CANADA.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE