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General
Data set name

Arctic moored upward-looking sonar dataset plus AVHRR/SAR satellite data (1991-)

Data holding centreScott Polar Research Institute
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom August 1991 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Greenland Sea at 75degN (EPOCH); Greenland Sea at 75degN, 78degN and 81degN (ESOP)

Observations 
Parameters

Ice motion and related parameters

Instruments

Sidescan sonars; radar altimeters

Description 
Summary

Echo-sounder readings from moored instruments in the Greenland Sea providing thickness measurements to combine with AVHRR satellite data motion vectors and estimate ice flux at this latitude.

OriginatorsScott Polar Research Institute
References

Davis, N.R., Crane, D.R. and Wadhams, P. (1994) Seasonal variation of sea ice thickness distribution and volume transport rates in the Greenland Sea., Proceedings of the EPOCH Symposium 1993, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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 identifier1018009
Global identifier291
Last revised2009-11-30