During September, 1976, a series of gravity measurements was made in the western Beaufort Sea and the northern Chukchi Sea on ice floes and on a grounded ice island. The data were taken to evaluate the technique of measuring gravity on small ice floes in summer and to supplement and extend previous measurements in the area. The locations of the gravity stations are shown on the map, which also shows previously published data taken by ship-borne gravity meters in the same general area taken from Ruppel and McHendrie (1976) and Boucher et al. (1977). Seventeen gravity stations were occupied during a 26-day cruise aboard USCGC Glacier.
Gravity measurements on summer sea ice in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, 1976