ASPECT - Antarctic sea ice thickness distribution from ship observations collected between 1980 - 2004Entry ID: ASPECT
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Abstract: Ship observations, collected over the period 1980 - 2004, will be used to determine the regional and seasonal variability of the Antarctic sea ice thickness distribution. The thickness of Antarctic sea ice is not well understood, and cannot be determined from remote sensing, yet it plays an integral role in the climate system and is climatically sensitive. This project aims to establish a baseline of sea ice thickness using data compiled from many different countries, which is required by scientists across many disciplines.
This is a parent record for the project. For details on individual cruises, see the child records.
This work was completed as part of ASAC project 2669 - ASAC_2699.
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Start Date: 1980-01-01Stop Date: 2004-12-31
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE FLOES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > PACK ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE FLOES
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
OCEANS > SEA ICE > PACK ICE
OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 5414
Email: tony.worby at csiro.au
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Castray Esplanade
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Brandt R.E., Warren S.G., Worby A.P., Grenfell T.C. (2005), Surface albedo of the Antarctic sea ice zone., Journal of Climate, 17, 18, 3606-3622
Timmermann R., Worby A., Goosse H., Fichefet T. (2004), Utilizing the ASPeCt sea ice thickness data set to evaluate a global coupled sea ice ocean model., Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, C07017, doi:doi:10.1029/2003JC002242
Timmermann R., Worby A., Goosse H., Fichefet T. (2004), Using a coupled sea ice-ocean model to evaluate the ASPeCt sea ice thickness dataset., CAR Open Science Conference Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the Global Systems Bremen, Germany
deLiberty T., Geiger C.A., van Woert M., Worby A., Ackley S.F. (2006), Sea-ice thickness for the Southern Ocean derived from ice charts., SCAR Open Science Conference, Hobart, 0310/330
Worby A.P., Geiger C.A., van Woert M., Ackley S.F., De Liberty T. (2006), The Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) program., SCAR Open Science Conference, Hobart, 0176/330, Poster
Worby A., Geiger C., van Woert M., DeLiberty T., Acley S. (2005), Regional and Seasonal Variability in Antarctic sea ice thickness., First CliC International Science Conference, 300, Beijing
Worby A., Geiger C., Paget M., van Woert M., Ackley S., DeLiberty T. (2006), The ASPeCt data set recent analysis and applications., International Workshop on Antarctic Sea Ice Thickness, 15
DeLiberty T., Geiger C.A., van Woert M., Worby A., Ackley S. (2006), An evaluation of sea ice thickness as estimated from ice charts for the southern ocean., International Workshop on Antarctic Sea Ice Thickness, 20, Hobart
Paget M., Worby T. (2006), The aspect sea ice observations archive: quality control, processing and management., International Workshop on Antarctic Sea Ice Thickness, 49, Hobart
Ackley S., Worby A. (2006), Antarctic sea ice processes and climate program. The International Polar Year., Ice and Climate News, 7, 12
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-29