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Data set name

Arctic Ice Properties Data with Concurrent Satellite Data (1993)

Data holding centreScott Polar Research Institute
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
ProjectIntegrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) - Artic expedition (ACEX)(IODP)
Time periodFrom February to April 1993; from August to September 1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Fram Strait, Northern Greenland Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Instruments

Snow and ice samplers

Description 
Summary

Surface data were collected from FS 'Polarstern' and MSV 'Fennica' for characterisation of ice types, and also as surface validation data for SAR and SSM/I satellite imagery. Data consist of sea ice observations for the period, surface sampling of ice and snow (winter only), sea ice salinities, surface meteorological data, and corresponding imagery. Additional data for Fennica include digitised ice edge mapping from radar, floe meltpool depths, and secondary GPS dataset. Satellite data were supplied to 'Fennica' in near real time by the Nansen Environmental Remote Sensing Centre, Bergen, Norway.

OriginatorsScott Polar Research Institute
References

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.; Wells, S., Tadross, M., Garbett, D. and Shipboard Scientific Party. (2007) 'Sea Ice Observations Log' and 'Sea Ice Physics'., Myhre, A.M., J. Thiede, J.V. 'Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Reports', Vol. 151.

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 identifier1018008
Global identifier290
Last revised2009-11-30