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General
Data set name

Arctic Aerial Photography of Sea Ice (1983-1993)

Data holding centreScott Polar Research Institute
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom June to July 1983, from June to July 1984, from March to April 1987 (MIZEX); March 1992 (SIZEX'92); March-April 1993 (ESOP)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Greenland Sea (78degN-81degN); Barents Sea; Greenland Sea (73degN-81degN)

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Cameras

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises photographs taken on a series of flights around the track of an icebreaker. Each flight normally lasted around 40 minutes and about 480 frames of aerial photographs are shot in this time at 5 second intervals. The interval is chosen to provide some overlap with the preceding frame.

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.; Rottier, P.J. (1989) An account of SPRI participation in the MIZEX-87 experiment., Polar Record, 25(125), 33-36.; Newton, R. (1994) The dynamic nature of the Barents Sea marginal ice zone., B.Sc. thesis, 131 pp., Coventry University, Coventry, England.; Wadhams, P., Aldworth, E., Brandon, M.A., Crane, D., Prussen, E., Reisemann, M., Struckman, P. and Wells, S. (1993) Sea Ice Physics., Berichte zur Polarforschung, 134, 71-92.

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 identifier1018005
Global identifier287
Last revised2010-01-15