Accession Number : ADA195859

Title :   Labrador Sea Wave and Ice Measurements in Support of the March 1987 Labrador Sea Ice Margin Experiment (LIMEX).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR RESEARCH CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP HYDROMECHANICS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, William L , III

PDF Url : ADA195859

Report Date : Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The Labrador Ice Margin Experiment 1987 (LIMEX '87) was conducted aboard CSS BAFFIN from 15 March to 27 March 1987 in the southern Labrador Sea, off the coast of Newfoundland. Five wave measurements were made in the vicinity of the ice edge using Delft disposable wave buoys. Wave measurements were compared with Global Spectral Ocean Wave Model (GSOWM) forecasts which were provided by the Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center in Monterey, CA. Ice edge observations were compared with ice edge forecasts provided by the Naval Polar Oceanography Center in Suitland, MD. Observations regarding ship operations in ice regions are also discussed. Keywords: Arctic regions; Marginal ice zones; Cold weather; Ice edges; Ocean wave measurements; Sea ice. (edc)

Descriptors :   ARCTIC REGIONS, BUOYS, COASTAL REGIONS, COLD WEATHER, DISPOSABLE EQUIPMENT, EDGES, FORECASTING, ICE, LABRADOR SEA, MEASUREMENT, NAVY, OCEAN WAVES, OCEANOGRAPHY, POLAR REGIONS, REGIONS, SEA ICE, SHIPS, SOUTH(DIRECTION), WAVES

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE