Translation of an article published in [Problemy Arktiki I Antarktiki], Issue 20, Hydrometeorological Publishing House, Leningrad, 1965, describing actinometric observations from ice reconnaissance airplanes and the "Flying Meteorological Observatory" in the Western sector of the Arctic during the summer and autumn of 1963. Such observations were first performed in the late summer of 1959. The experience of 1963 verified that this method of accumulating data on the albedo of the ice in the Arctic regions is both feasible and inexpensive. 11 pp. Bibliog.
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