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Data set name

Arctic small-scale ice motion data (1983-1984)

Data holding centreScott Polar Research Institute
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom February to March 1983 (Bering Sea); from June to July 1983 and from June to July 1984 (Greenland Sea)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Bering Sea (59degN-60degN, 172degW-174degW); Greenland Sea (78degN-81degN)

Observations 
Parameters

Ice motion and related parameters

Instruments

Snow and ice samplers

Description 
Summary

The buoys were inserted in the marginal ice zone (MIZ) within 100- 200 km of ice edge in the Bering sea and in the Greenland Sea and tracked for periods of several days.

OriginatorsScott Polar Research Institute
References

Squire, V.A., Wadhams, P., Cowan, A.M., O'Farrell, S. and Weintraub, R. (1993) MIZEX 83 Data Summary., Technical Report 83-1. 154 pp., Sea Ice Group, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England.; Wadhams P., Squire, V.A. and Cowan, A.M (1984) SPRI programme on ice edge kinematics, waves and aerial photography during MIZEX-84. MIZEX Bulletin V, p70-73, in US Army Cold Regions and Research Engineering Laboratory., MIZEX Bulletin V, p70-73, Special Report 84-29, CRREL, Dartmouth, New Hampshire.; P. Wadhams and O'Farrell, S. (1985) The motion of ice edge radar transponders during MIZEX-West. MIZEX Bulletin VI, 50-67, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory., MIZEX Bulletin VI, 50-67, Special Report 85-6, CRREL, Dartmouth, New Hampshire.

Availability 
OrganisationScott Polar Research Institute
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactEnquiries
Address

Scott Polar Research Institute
University of Cambridge Lensfield Road
Cambridge

CB2 1ER
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1223 336540
Emailenquiries@spri.cam.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1018010
Global identifier1323
Last revised2009-11-30