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General
Data set name

Arctic Aerial photography 1979 -1980

Data holding centreScott Polar Research Institute
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period25 - 28 June 1979, 17 - 18 June 1980, 19-23 Aug 1980
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Greenland, Nares Straight, Lancaster Sound, Baffin Island, Ellesmere, North Pole.

Observations 
Parameters

Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Instruments

Cameras

Description 
Summary

This data set consists of images from three flights on board RAF Hercules from Greenland to the North Pole during the summers of 1979 and 1980. Both the June flights consist of long roll 70mm film negatives and a long roll positive copy of the negatives. Additional slides are also included. Positional information is obtained from Dictaphone tapes, navigational charts and reports of the flights. The August flight consists of black and white prints only. Currently the Dictaphone tapes, black and white prints, slides and positive copy of the long roll negatives are available electronically. The images show continuous swaths of the sea ice from open water to continuous pack ice, giving a comprehensive record of ice floe size distribution in the area.

OriginatorsScott Polar Research Institute
References

Wadhams, P., Squire, V.A., Goodman, D.J., Cowan, A.M. and Moore, S.C. (1988) The attenuation rates of ocean waves in a marginal ice zone., Journal of Geophysical Research, 93(C6), 6799-6818;

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 identifier1018024
Global identifier302
Last revised2010-01-15