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General
Data set name

Antarctic Aerial Photography of Sea Ice (1986-1989)

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

North East Weddell Sea (1986); Weddell Sea (1989)

Observations 
Parameters

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

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises photographs from a series of flights around the track of an icebreaker. Each flight normally lasts 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

Wadhams, P. and Crane, D.R. (1991) SPRI participation in the Winter Weddell Gyre Study 1989., Polar Record, 27, 29-38.

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 identifier1018001
Global identifier282
Last revised2010-01-20