drift station


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drift station

[′drift ‚stā·shən]
(oceanography)
A scientific station established on the ice of the Arctic Ocean, generally based on an ice flow.
A set of observations made over a period of time from a drifting vessel.

drift station

A term sometimes used in SHORAN (short-range navigation) operations to designate the ground station about which the aircraft flies during arc navigation. The second ground station is then referred to as the rate station.
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MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Arctic drift station North Pole-40 kicked off operations on Monday and is expected to be a key component of Russia's scientific exploration of the vast northern region.
Then, in May 1958, a Lancaster flying for 408 Squadron from Alert Bay struck pay dirt, photographing a Tupolov TU-16 Badger on a drift station runway.
The second threat was the establishment of drift stations in the Arctic.
The fear was that drift stations could be used by short-range bombers to penetrate North American territory.
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MOSKOVA (CyuHAN)- Arctic drift station North Pole-40 kicked off operations on Monday and is expected to be a key component of Russia's scientific exploration of the vast northern region.
The station -- the 40th in a string of North Pole drift stations that began in 1937 -- went into operation last October 1, later than usual because the leaders of the project had a difficult time finding a sufficiently robust floe to base the camp on.