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General
Data set name

Arctic platform-mounted upward-looking and sidescan echo- sounder data

Data holding centreScott Polar Research Institute
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodUnspecified; a number of cruises
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Arctic Basin, mainly Eurasian Basin and Greenland Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Ice motion and related parameters; Side-scan sonar

Instruments

Sidescan sonars; snow and ice samplers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises echo-sounder readings from platform mounted instruments and includes ice draught distribution, lead distribution and pressure ridge distribution with an examination of pressure ridge cross- sectional features. The project examines the behaviour and distribution of sea ice in the Arctic Basin, including modelling the formation of pressure ridges and leads to a better understand the contribution of sea ice to climatic change with a view to monitoring such phenomena.

OriginatorsScott Polar Research Institute
References

Davis, N.R. and Wadhams, P. (1995) A statistical analysis of Arctic pressure ridge morphology., Journal of Geophysical Research.

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 identifier1018011
Global identifier1334
Last revised2010-01-10