Accession Number : ADA223518

Title :   A Compendium of Environmental Data Collected during the Iceshelf-88 Exercise.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s) : Bucca, P. J.

Report Date : MAY 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : From 4 through 28 April 1988, the first in a series of Arctic Ocean acoustic exercises, Iceshelf-88 was conducted in the Lincoln Sea to the north of Ellesmere Island. Ice Camp Jerry was established at a nominal position of 83 deg 39 min N, 58 deg 40 min W to support this effort. During the exercise, a large quantity of environmental measurements were made to aid in the interpretation of the acoustic data. These measurements include both time series and vertical current meter casts, Conductivity-Salinity-Temperature-Depth (CSTD) casts, expendable sound velocimeter data, and ice floe navigation. In addition, meteorological data such as wind speed and direction, air temperature, barometric pressure, and solar radiation were automatically logged over the duration of the acoustic measurement period. The report documents these measurements by providing a brief description of how the data was collected and processed and provides plots and abbreviated tabulations of each data set in the appendices. Keywords: Tables data; Oceanographic data; Underwater acoustics; Ocean currents. (EDC)

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC DATA, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, ACOUSTIC DETECTION, ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT, ARCTIC OCEAN, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, DATA BASES, DEPTH, ELLESMERE ISLAND, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, ENVIRONMENTS, EXPENDABLE, ICE, MEASUREMENT, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, NAVIGATION, OCEAN CURRENTS, SALINITY, SEA ICE, SOLAR RADIATION, UNDERWATER SOUND, TABLES(DATA), TIME, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, VELOCIMETERS, WIND DIRECTION, WIND VELOCITY.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE