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Accession Number ADA566290
Title Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) Program: Science and Experiment Plan.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 52p
Personal Author C. M. Lee L. Freitag M. Doble P. Hwang S. Cole
Abstract The Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) intensive field program will employ an array of cutting-edge autonomous platforms to characterize the processes that govern Beaufort Sea MIZ evolution from initial breakup and MIZ formation though the course of the summertime sea ice retreat. Instruments will be deployed on and under the ice prior to initial formation of the MIZ along the Alaska coast, and will continue sampling from open water, across the MIZ, and into full ice cover, as the ice edge retreats northward through the summer. The flexible nature of ice-mounted and mobile, autonomous oceanographic platforms (e.g., gliders and floats) facilitates access to regions of both full ice cover and riskier MIZ regions. This approach exploits the extended endurance of modern autonomous platforms to maintain a persistent presence throughout the entire northward retreat. It also takes advantage of the inherent scalability of these instruments to sample over a broad range of spatial and temporal scales.
Keywords Air-sea interaction
Autonomous underwater vehicles
Beaufort sea
Coastal regions
Ice formation
Marginal ice zones
Observational oceanography
Oceanographic equipment
Open water
Physical oceanography
Polar science
Remote sensing
Sea ice
Self operation

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 48H - Snow, Ice, & Permafrost
47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
47B - Dynamic Oceanography
Corporate Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Applied Physics Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N000141210176 N000141210180

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