The composition of sea ice has been studied in detail by many workers. The approach to the problem used by the University of Washington group has been to study the history of Arctic pack ice and to relate the composition change to the structural features of sea ice and to the characteristics of the system in order to understand the mechanism of the retention and expulsion of brine. This paper describes the program performed at the University of Washington. Sea ice studies, petrology, dating the growth history, and measurements of salinity were conducted on old pack ice by Schwarzacher (1959, p. 2357). His studies were made on pack ice of approximately 345 cm total thickness during the 1958 summer period on drifting station alpha. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in Arctic Drifting Stations, p181-187, 1968
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Atmospheric Sciences
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195
  • Authors:
    • Bennington, K O
  • Publication Date: 1969

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Defense Documentation Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-39, CONTRIB-142
  • Contract Numbers: NONR-477(24)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1972 12:00AM