1994 Arctic Ocean Section
Jim Rich in the
floor to detect the presence of radioactive wastes and organochlorines.
biology van on the
Characterization of the aerosol and optical properties of clouds, and deter-
mination of the greenhouse effect of the Arctic Ocean by quantification
of the major greenhouse gases, UV radiation and photosynthetically active
Determination of ice mechanical, physical and chemical properties, sedi-
ment transport by ice, ice biota, contaminants, and albedo of the mot-
tled summer ice surface.
Geology and Paleoceanography
Geoscience sampling to allow an interpretation of tectonic history, past
climates and paleoceanography, and active transport processes in the Arc-
Determination of the utility of real-time remote sensing data for en-
hancement of navigation through ice and measurement of hull loads
and structural response of the hull to ice loads.
Planned seismic surveys were not accomplished, so the tectonic evolution
program was not successful. All other programs, however, were successful in
spite of the loss of the Polar Sea's propellor blade, which shortened the voyage.
The following brief reports present details and preliminary results of many of
the research projects.