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Data set name

Antarctic Iceberg Distribution Data (1986-1994-)

Data holding centreScott Polar Research Institute
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom July to September 1986; from October to November 1989; from April to May 1992; from September to October 1994
OngoingNo
Geographical area

South Atlantic (1986); Weddell Sea (1989); North West Weddell Sea (1992); Amundsen and Ross Seas (1994)

Observations 
Parameters

Ice motion and related parameters; Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Instruments

Radar altimeters; snow and ice samplers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises measurements of icebergs using ship radar to determine size distribution. Some height measurements were made to infer total iceberg depth and to calculate volume distribution.

OriginatorsScott Polar Research Institute
References

Wadhams, P. and Crane, D.R. (1991) SPRI participation in the Winter Weddell Gyre Study 1989., Polar Record, 27, 29-38.; Wadhams, P. (1988) Winter observations of iceberg frequencies and sizes in the south Atlantic Ocean., J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 93, No. C10, 3583- 3590.

Data web sitehttp://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/
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 identifier1018003
Global identifier284
Last revised2009-11-30