ON THE DRIFT OF THE GREENLAND PACK ICE

The average drift of ice over reasonably long periods of time depends significantly on the prevailing geostrophic ocean currents. These currents are, in turn, to large degree an integral part of the wind-driven ocean circulation. Away from the western boundary of the ocean, and in the absence of bathymetric modification, this circulation is primarily governed by Sverdrup dynamics.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Office of Naval Research. Availability: Pub. in Sea Ice Conference Proceedings, held in Reykjavik (Iceland) 1972, p17-22.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Oceanography
    Seattle, WA  USA  98195
  • Authors:
    • Aagaard, K
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Contrib-594
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM