Bulletin No. 15 is devoted exclusively to the AIDJEX Scientific Plan. An operations and logistics plan for the main experiment will appear in a later Bulletin. An understanding of the large-scale response of sea ice to its environment is needed for solving many important theoretical and practical problems, ranging from the interaction between ice cover and global circulation to the passage of ships in ice-covered seas. It is proposed to conduct measurements from an array of drifting stations in the Arctic Ocean. The measurement programs at the stations will define all the forces acting on the ice and the resulting motion and deformation of the ice pack. The data from the proposed experiment should yield new results on the rheology of sea ice and on the interactions between the Arctic Ocean, the sea ice, and the atmosphere. A series of pilot studies is now in progress. The main experiment is scheduled to begin in the spring of 1975, and to last for about one year.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Financial support for AIDJEX is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and other U.S. and Canadian agencies.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Division of Marine Sciences
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105
  • Authors:
    • Maykut, G A
    • Thorndike, A S
    • Untersteiner, N
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 67 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Washington, Seattle
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM