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.
The RCAF, already sniffing for clues to the design and capability of the new Soviet long-range bombers, began systematic surveillance of the drift stations.
DRIFT STATION: ARCTIC OUTPOSTS OF SUPERPOWER SCIENCE.
Interrupted by the Second World War, Soviet drift station operations resumed after the war ended, and the first American drift station opened in 1950, early in the Cold War.
My association with Arctic drift stations began in April 1983, when Harold Serson, Gerald Holdsworth, two Bradley Air Service pilots, and I were the first to discover the ice island that subsequently became Canada's only ice island drift station, known as "Hobson's Choice." At the time, I was a second-year doctoral student studying the structure and growth of the Ellesmere ice shelves, and it was exciting, to say the least, to be the co-discoverer of an ice island and its source.
The author clearly admires the Soviets' drift station achievements, and concludes (p.
The Cold War and subsequent years saw governments staking claims in the Arctic through the establishment of isolated 'drift stations' on ice floes, which conducted key scientific research.
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.
"For us, it is very important to get information about the climate system in the high-latitude Arctic." 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.