Accession Number : AD0864416

Title :   BIRDS EYE 3-69, 23 March-22 April 1969.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Freeman, R. F. ; Agee, H. J.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 199

Abstract : BIRDS EYE 3-69 was a regularly scheduled Arctic Ocean ice reconnaissance mission covering the areas east and west of Greenland and the Barents Sea from 23 March to 22 April 1969. Ice observations contained in this report were made under daylight conditions. Poor weather restricted ice observations north of Iceland and southeast of Greenland. Weather was generally good in other areas. The ice pack north of Iceland revealed changes within a period of several days. A NW-SE fracture zone and refrozen polynyas occurred near 77 degrees N, 2 degrees W on separate tracks in the Greenland Sea. Heavy ridging with upended floes imbedded in the ice pack was observed southwest of Franz Josef Land. Icebergs were present north of 79 degrees N in the Barents Sea. Extensive ice coverage noted on BIRDS EYE 2-69 (23 February - 9 March) continued to exist in the Greenland Sea. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ARCTIC OCEAN), (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, SEA ICE), (*SEA ICE, ICE ISLANDS, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT, FREEZING, MELTING, SEA WATER, GREENLAND SEA, POLAR REGIONS, DATA PROCESSING, FRANZ JOSEF LAND, GREENLAND.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE