Beaufort Sea


Ice thickness, surface ice roughness, and snow depth have been measured over the Mackenzie River Delta, the Beaufort Sea, and the Amundsen Gulf with a video-laser, ground-penetrating radar system, and helicopter-borne electromagnetic (EM) system. The observations are used to narrow the range of ice properties for offshore operating codes, to validate SAR imagery ice signatures, to support scientific stuies on the evolution of the pack ice (DFO), pack ice effects on shore properties and erosion (GSC), ice rubble formation (NRCAN), ice-ocean forecast model validation (DFO), and marine habitat studies (ArcticNet).




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  • Peterson, I. K., S. J. Prinsenberg, and J. S. Holladay. 2006. "Comparison of Helicopter-borne Measurements of Sea-Ice Properties with ENVISAT ASAR APP Data for Amundsen Gulf"
  • Holladay, J. Scott. 2006. Application of Airborne and Surface-based EM/Laser Measurements to Ice/Water/Sediment Models at Mackenzie Delta Sites
  • Barber, D. G., R. Galley, M. G. Asplin, R. De Abreu, K.-A. Warner, M. Pućko, M. Gupta, S. J. Prinsenberg, and S. Julien. 2009. "Perennial pack ice in the southern Beaufort Sea was not as it appeared in the summer of 2009"
  • Prinsenberg, S., I. Peterson, and S. Holladay. 2009. "Formation of a 1.5km wide ice rubble field from a 60cm thick flaw lead in eastern Canadian Beaufort Sea"
  • Prinsenberg, S., I. Peterson, D. Barber, and M. Asplin. 2010. "Long period swells break up the Canadian Beaufort Sea pack ice in September 2009"