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Accession Number ADA572177
Title Atmospheric Profiles, Clouds and the Evolution of Sea Ice Cover in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author D. A. Lawrence
Abstract This is a collaborative research project with the University of Washington (Axel Schweiger, PI). Its purpose is to examine the role of sea-ice and cloud interactions in the retreat of the seasonal ice zone (SIZ). As sea ice retreats further, changes in lower atmospheric temperature, humidity, winds, and clouds are likely to result from changed sea ice concentrations and ocean temperatures. These changes in turn will affect the evolution of the SIZ. An appropriate representation of this feedback loop in models is critical if we want to advance prediction skill in the SIZ. The overall project is an integrated observation and modeling program aimed at understanding the interplay of atmosphere, ice, and ocean in the SIZ of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas (BCSIZ). It will take advantage of routine Coast Guard C- 130 domain awareness missions that take place at two-weekly intervals from March through November. This portion of the overall project will contribute to technology development by adapting and deploying a new generation of truly expendable.
Keywords Atmospheric temperature
Beaufort sea
Chukchi sea
Ice formation
Ocean environments
Ocean temperature
Sea ice
Seasonal variations
Siz(Seasonal ice zone)
Sizrs(Seasonal ice zone reconnaissance surveys)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 48H - Snow, Ice, & Permafrost
47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
Corporate Author Colorado Univ. at Boulder. Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N00014-12-1-0234

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