Accession Number : ADA304423

Title :   International Arctic Buoy Program Data Report, 1 January 1994-31 December 1994.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Rigor, Ignatius G. ; Heiberg, Andreas

PDF Url : ADA304423

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 212

Abstract : A network of automatic data buoys to monitor synoptic-scale fields of pressure, temperature, and ice motion throughout the Arctic Basin was recommended by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1974. Based on the Academy's recommendation, the Arctic Ocean Buoy Program was established by the Polar Science Center, University of Washington, in 1978 to support the Global Weather Experiment. Operations began in early 1979, and the program continued through 1990 under funding from various agencies. In 1991, the Arctic Ocean Buoy Program was succeeded by the International Arctic Buoy Program (lABP), but the basic objective remains -- to establish and maintain a network of drifting buoys in the Arctic Ocean with which to provide data needed for real-time operations and meteorological and oceanographic research. The lABP is funded and managed by participants of the program, including operational and research agencies, meteorological and oceanographic institutes, government and non-governmental organizations. The participants represent nine countries and one international agency. This report is the fifteenth in a series of data reports beginning in 1979; it covers the period from 1 January 1994 through 31 December 1994.

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *BUOYS, VELOCITY, DATA PROCESSING, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, MOTION, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, SEA ICE, ARCTIC REGIONS, LATITUDE, LONGITUDE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE