Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 15 Issue 01

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Volume 15, No. 1
Pages 44 - 56

Navy Sea Ice Prediction Systems

Ruth H. PrellerPamela G. Posey Wieslaw Maslowski Donald StarkThomas Thang C. Pham
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The availability of real-time information on sea ice conditions in ice covered seas has always been important, not only to strategic military operations, but to the economies of those countries that border the Arctic and its marginal seas. Knowledge of the thickness and movement of sea ice as well as the locations of open water is required for traversing the Arctic whether in a drill ship, in a cargo vessel or in an ice strengthened ship such as a Coast Guard ice breaker.


Preller, R.H., P.G. Posey, W. Maslowski, D. Stark, and T.T.C. Pham. 2002. Navy sea ice prediction systems. Oceanography 15(1):44–56, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2002.35.