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Title: Ice thickness observations along the coasts of eastern Canada and southern Greenland
Authors: United States. Air Force.
Bilello, Michael A.
Bates, Roy E.
Riley, James.
Keywords: Canada
Ice thickness
Ice breakup
Ice formation
Ice forecasting
Ice reporting
Ice measurement
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 125.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Between 1943 and 1951 the U.S. Air Force, in cooperation with Canada and Denmark, made ice thickness measurements at 22 stations along the coasts of eastern Canada and southern Greenland and on nearby lakes and rivers. This report includes the thickness data (not previously published) as well as descriptions of surface conditions, snow depths, other information bearing on aircraft and ice surface transport operations. Greatest ice thicknesses ranged from 31 inches (Presque Isle, Maine) to 94 inches (Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland). Least thicknesses at the time of maximum ice ranged from 15 inches (Presque Isle) to 47 inches (Cape Dan, Greenland). The average number of days ice cover is given for all stations. It ranged from around 100 days in southern Newfoundland to around 250 days in northern Baffin Island.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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