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dc.contributor.authorBilello, Michael A.-
dc.contributor.authorBates, Roy E.-
dc.descriptionSpecial Report-
dc.descriptionFrom the Introduction: Summaries of the establishment and expansion of the ice thickness measurement network in Canada and Alaska between 1956 and 1962 are given in Special Report 43, Parts I and II (Bilello, 1961, 1964). By the end of the 1961- 62 winter season, 53 locations throughout Canada, Alaska, and Greenland were incorporated in the program. The personnel making the observations at these sites are associated with, or under the jurisdiction of, the Canadian Department of Transport, Meteorological Branch and the U. S. Weather Bureau, Alaska. The data from Cape Atholl, Greenland, are provided by U. S. Coast Guard personnel. These governmental agencies, in cooperation with USA CRREL, conduct periodic checks on the equipment, methods of observation and the data to insure the receipt of reliable information. In the two previous reports in this series ice thickness measurements from 1958 to 1962 were tabulated, and isoline maps of maximum observed ice thicknesses for this period were presented. The Canadian Department of Transport, Meteorological Branch tabulates the ice thickness data received from the Canadian network and publishes these data annually. The 1962- 63 and 1963-64 information, for example, is available in Department of Transport Circulars 3918, Ice 11 (1963), and 4153, Ice 19 (1964), respectively. To avoid duplication these ice thickness observations for Canada have been omitted in this third report. However, considerable information on ice conditions and some ice thickness observations at these sites were available but not published. This information along with ice thicknesses at the time of maximum growth and during ablation for 1962-63 and 1963-64 is provided in this third report prepared by USA CRREL. All ice thickness and ice condition reports received from Alaska and Cape Atholl, Greenland, for 1962-63 and 1963-64 are presented in this third report. Dates of freeze-up and break-up of rivers and other bodies of water for approximately 125 locations in Alaska are published annually in the July issue of Climatological Data, Alaska (U. S. Department of Commerce); however, no ice thickness values are given.-
dc.publisherCold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpecial report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 43 pt.3.-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectArctic regions-
dc.subjectIce thickness-
dc.titleIce thickness observations, North American Arctic and Subarctic, 1962-63, 1963-64-
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