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.
- Sponsored in part by Office of Naval Research. Availability: Pub. in Sea Ice Conference Proceedings, held in Reykjavik (Iceland) 1972, p17-22.
University of Washington, SeattleDepartment of Oceanography
Seattle, WA USA 98195
- Aagaard, K
- Publication Date: 1972
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Atmospheric pressure; Bathymetry; Drift; Drift ice; Ice; Ice formations; Motion; Ocean currents; Pack ice; Sea ice; Texture; Wind
- Old TRIS Terms: Barometric pressure; Ice movement; Ice reporting; Ocean circulation
- Subject Areas: Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation;
- 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