Accession Number : ADA327057

Title :   The Snow Cover of the Arctic Basin.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Radionov, V. F. ; Bryazgin, N. N. ; Alexandrov, E. I.

PDF Url : ADA327057

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : In this monograph we present the results, reduction, and analysis of standardized observations of the precipitation and characteristics of the snow cover on the North Pole drifting stations from 1954 to 1991. The systematization of this unique set of observations and the resulting general conclusions, the completion of which involved the efforts of several dozen meteorologists, have made it possible for the first time to evaluate quantitatively the spatial and temporal variations of the parameters of the snow cover in the Arctic Basin. Along with cartographic materials, also presented in this monograph, this information can be used directly as input parameters in computer model to investigate a wide range of problems involving energy exchange in the ocean-atmosphere-cryosphere system and regional moisture exchange, as well as for climate research and the calculation of fresh water flux in the Arctic ocean.

Descriptors :   *SNOW COVER, *ARCTIC REGIONS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, TIME INTERVALS, PARAMETERS, FLUX(RATE), ENERGY TRANSFER, FRESH WATER, MAPPING, MOISTURE, OCEAN BASINS, ARCTIC OCEAN.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE