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dc.contributorCanada. Dept. of Transport. Meteorological Division.-
dc.contributorUnited States. Weather Bureau.-
dc.contributor.authorBilello, Michael A.-
dc.descriptionResearch Report-
dc.descriptionSummary: Equations relating the accretion and decay of sea ice to standard meteorological data are derived empirically from observations at 5 stations (Alert, Eureka, Isachsen, Mould Bay, and Resolute) with varying periods of record from 1947-1957. The equations differ from existing formulas in that they are differential in nature, to permit calculation of ice growth by increments, and contain a separate term allowing for variations in snow-cover depths. The use of the formulas requires only a knowledge of air temperatures and snow depths. A good correlation is found between the decrease in ice thickness and accumulated degree days above -1.8°C. The location of each station, the names of the surrounding water bodies, and the approximate water depths where ice thickness measurements were made are listed in Appendix A; the techniques used in the measurements are described in Appendix B; data on observed ice thickness are tabulated in Appendix C; and accumulated degree days of frost and average snow depths for 20-cm. increments of ice growth are tabulated in Appendix D.-
dc.publisherU.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch report (U.S. Army Snow-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectSea ice-
dc.subjectArctic regions-
dc.subjectIce formation-
dc.subjectIce growth-
dc.subjectIce disintegration-
dc.titleFormation, growth, and decay of sea ice in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago-
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