Southern Ocean Sea Ice Extent and Area
Entry ID: SOE_seaice

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Summary
Abstract: This indicator is no longer maintained, and is considered OBSOLETE.

INDICATOR DEFINITION
The northern limit of the pack ice as defined by the 15% concentration of sea ice determined by the SSM/I instrument or its replacement.

TYPE OF INDICATOR
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1.Describes the CONDITION of important elements of a system;
2.Show the extent of the major ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -80.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Allison, I.
Dataset Title: Southern Ocean Sea Ice Extent and Area
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2001-09-03
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality This indicator is now OBSOLETE. These data are no longer archived in this location, and are therefore not up-to-date.

Sea ice extent and concentration is measured using satellite based passive microwave instruments. The outer limit of the pack ice is defined as 15% concentration. The monthly and daily averaged sea ice concentrations are freely available via ftp from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), or via the NASA Earth Observation System (EOS) database.
Access Constraints The data from this indicator are available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=SOE_seaice when using these data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 3 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: Free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6226 7648
Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
Email: ian.allison at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Allison, I. (1981), Antarctic sea ice growth and oceanic heat flux., Sea level, ice and climate change., 131, 161-170, IAHS Publication

Worby, A.P., Wu, X. (1998), East Antarctic Sea ice: Observations and Modelling., Annals of Glaciology, 27, 427-432
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-09-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-12
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