OIL AND ICE IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN: POSSIBLE LARGE-SCALE INTERACTIONS

The diffusion and transport mechanisms generated by the pack ice dynamics of the Beaufort Sea, combined with the slow rate of biodegradation of oil under Arctic conditions, would combine to diffuse an oil spill over the sea and eventually deposit the oil on the ice surface, where it would lower the natural albedo over a large area. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Geological Survey, Tacoma, Wash. Ice Dynamics Project. Revision of report dated 30 Oct 72, Also available in Science, V181, pp 56-58, 6 Jul 73.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Atmospheric Sciences
    Seattle, WA  USA  98195
  • Authors:
    • CAMPBELL, W J
    • Martin, S
  • Publication Date: 1973-4-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-16
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A-0103-000
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM