Ice Thickness Topography Study - Beaufort Sea

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, hydrology, sea ice, ice thickness, ice movement, cryology

Principal Investigator: Melling, Humfrey (16)
Licence Number: 11012
Organization: Ocean Physics Division, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Licenced Year(s): 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: P. Johnson; P. Gamble; S. Moorhouse;

Objective(s): to deploy and recover subsea sonar instruments to measure the motion, thickness and ridging of sea ice; to repeat a survey of seawater temperature and salinity properties in the Beaufort Sea in late winter;

Project Description: Dr. Melling and his research team will continue to study ice in the Beaufort Sea. Sonar instruments will be deployed at two locations, will operate at 50-80m depth and be recovered in April, 1991. They will also survey seawater properties at selected sites offshore. This is the eighth year the seawater survey has been conducted in the Beaufort Sea in late winter.