Accession Number : ADA133349

Title :   Data Analysis and Modeling of Arctic Sea Ice Subsurface Roughness.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gaver,D P ; Jacobs,P A

PDF Url : ADA133349

Report Date : Nov 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : Statistical data analysis and models are used to characterize and summarize the roughness of the underside of sea ice in the Arctic. Keel spacings and depths are modeled by sculptured exponentials, and by gamma distributions. The data studied was obtained by upward looking sonar on the submarine GURNARD during April, 1976, in the Beaufort Sea. The models and methods should be more widely applicable. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sea ice, *Surface roughness, Underice, Patterns, Spatial distribution, Arctic Ocean, Measurement, Sonar, Statistical analysis, Graphs

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE