Ice Thickness Topography Study - Beaufort Sea
Principal Investigator: Melling, Humfrey (16)
Licence Number: 12039
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, 1992
Project Team: P. Johnson; P. Gamble; S. Moorhouse

Objective(s): to recover and redeploy on the sea floor of the Beaufort Sea sonar instruments to measure the motion, thickness and ridging of sea ice as it drifts overhead throughout the year; to repeat a survey of seawater temperature and salinity properties in the Beaufort Sea in late winter (for the ninth year) and to study their relation to ice thickness, drift and growth conditions during the preceding 6 months;

Project Description: The Researchers will continue to study sea ice in the Beaufort Sea. They will recover and redeploy sonar instruments to measure the motion, thickness and ridging of sea ice as it drifts overhead throughout the year. They will also repeat a survey to seawater temperature and salinity.