Accession Number : AD0865084

Title :   Report of the Antarctic Ice Observing and Forecasting Program - 1968.

Descriptive Note : Special pub. Oct 68-Jan 69,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS OCEANOGRAPHIC PREDICTION DIV

Personal Author(s) : Potocsky, G. J.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The sea ice program conducted by the Oceanographic Office principally in support of DEEP FREEZE 69 antarctic operations is presented in this report. Methods of data collection and dissemination, ice forecasting, and allied ice projects are discussed. A summary of ice conditions in the Ross Sea and McMurdo Sound is given graphically by 6-day periods from October 1968 to January 1969. Ice concentrations in McMurdo Sound were heavier than those experienced during DEEP FREEZE 68 and were the severest experienced during the past 4 years. Concentrations in the Ross Sea were slightly heavier than those experienced during DEEP FREEZE 68; however, the outer pack edge was significantly located further south toward the Ross Sea. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, SEA ICE), (*SEA ICE, ANTARCTIC REGIONS), PREDICTIONS, THICKNESS, ICEBREAKERS, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, FREEZING, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, DATA PROCESSING, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, POLAR REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE