Accession Number : ADA195361

Title :   MIZEX (Marginal Ice Zone Experiment) 87 Meteorology Atlas.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Oct 86-31 Sep 87,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Guest, Peter S. ; Davidson, Kenneth L.

Report Date : FEB 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : The 1987 Marginal Ice Zone Experiment (MIZEX 87) was a multi-national interdisciplinary project in the Fram Strait from 19 March to 11 April 1987. Surface and upper-level measurements of meteorological parameters were obtained from three ships, the R/V Polar Circle, the R/V Haakon Mosby and the R/V Valdivia. This atlas contains: 1) Time series of surface wind velocity, barometric pressure, relative humidity, and atmospheric temperature from the ships; 2) Maps showing six-hour averages of the locations of the ships and ice edge, and surface wind velocity vectors at the ships; 3) High-resolution profiles of wind, temperature and humidity up to 2500 m; and 4) Maps of sea-level pressure every 12 hours. Keywords: Arctic meteorology; Marginal ice zones.

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, ARCTIC REGIONS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, EDGES, HIGH RESOLUTION, HUMIDITY, SEA ICE, MAPS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, MARINE METEOROLOGY, POLAR REGIONS, PROFILES, SEA LEVEL, RESEARCH SHIPS, SURFACES, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, WIND, WIND VELOCITY, CHARTS, STRAITS, SPRING SEASON, GREENLAND SEA.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE