The Naval Oceanographic Office Numerical Ice Forecasting System provides estimates of current ice thickness and forecasts of ice formation and thickness for 62 locations in the Arctic. It also provides forecasting aids such as selected sea surface temperatures, snow depths, mean daily air temperature trends, and degree-day accumulations. The observations obtained on magnetic tape from the National Meteorological Center on a near-real-time basis. The forecast techniques are statistical processes based on local climatology. The system presently is producing outputs on a daily basis. It is expandable in design so that as new forecasting methods are developed they can be integrated into the program. Since the data base consists of all the world's synoptic weather observations, the expansion may be into fields other than ice prediction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Oceanographic Office

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Gerson, D J
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Pagination: 152 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Oceanographic Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOO RP-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM