Walter I. Wittman

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Abstract: The sea ice forecasting program conducted by the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office has been closely connected with arctic fleet operations from its inception in the early 1950's. In organizing and conducting the huge sea-lift operations required to establish and resupply such arctic bases as thule, Greenland, and the Distant Early Warning line across northern Alaska and Canada, the U.S. Navy's Military Sea Transportation Service has continually requested the Hydrographic Office to furnish supporting ice reconnaissance and forecasting services. The early phases of the Hydrographic Office program are more fully described in other recent naval publications (ONR, Research reviews, May 1956, and BUAER, Naval Aviation News, October 1956).
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 8, Number 4
Pages: 267 - 272
Cite this article: Wittman, Walter I., "THE SEA ICE FORECASTING PROGRAM", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 1961-1962, pp. 267-272.
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