Mesoscale Ice Deformation in the Beaufort Sea

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, sea ice, mapping, cryology

Principal Investigator: Topham, David (3)
Licence Number: 11135
Organization: Ocean Physics Division, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: S. Moorhouse; P. Gamble; T. Warnes; R. Cook; R. Bowen

Objective(s): To measure the horizontal deformation of sea ice on scales of 10 to 100 km in the southern Beaufort Sea; to map the underside of ridged sea ice in the southern Beaufort Sea;

Project Description: The Researcher and team will deploy an array to nine ARGOS drift buoys over the period of March to May. A small remote submersible equipped with upward looking sonar will be used in the operation.