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Title: Islands of grounded sea ice
Authors: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Naval Arctic Research Laboratory.
United States. Office of Naval Research.
Kovacs, Austin.
Gow, Anthony Jack.
Dehn, William F.
Keywords: Environments
Satellites (artificial)
Sea ice
Ice islands
Pack ice
Ice reporting
Issue Date: Apr-1976
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 76-4.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: Large areas ofgrounded sea ice have been reported by early arctic explorers and more recently by the U.S. Coast Guard. The ESSA, ERTS, NOAA and DMSP satellites now provide multispectral imagery with sufficiently high resolution to allow detailed sequential observations to be made of the movement and spatial extent of arctic sea ice. This report discusses the location, formation and decay of five large (greater than 30 km2) islands of grounded sea ice in the southern Chukchi Sea as observed for an extended period of time using satellite imagery. Measurements of the bathymetry around one grounded sea ice feature are presented along with observations made and photos taken from the ice surface. The potential use of these sea ice islands as research stations is also discussed.
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