AAD buoy data collected during ISPOL 2004, Western Weddell Sea
Entry ID: ISPOL2004_AAD_BuoyData

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Summary
Abstract: Ice Station POLarstern [ISPOL] was a multi-national, interdisciplinary study coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany, involving scientists from different institutes and nations across a range of scientific disciplines. ISPOL had been planned as a 50-day drift station in the Western Weddell Sea. Due to particularly heavy sea-ice conditions, the start of the drifting ice station was delayed, so that the drift interval, originating at -68 degrees 10'N, -54 degrees 46'W, lasted only a total of 35 days (28.11.2004 - 01.01.2005).

Data and auxiliary information presented here are on the sea-ice drift and deformation experiment, which was a collaborative research program involving the International Arctic Research Center [IARC] at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Australian Antarctic Division [AAD], the Finnish Institute of Marine Research [FIMR] and the Alfred Wegener Institute [AWI]. Buoy contributions came from all four institutions listed above. - This metadata record covers only AAD buoy data from the ISPOL 2004 experiment.

To estimate the characteristics of the sea-ice drift and dynamics in the Western Weddell Sea a meso-scale array of 26 drifting ice buoys was deployed for about 30 days during late November and December 2004. Sea-ice drift was obtained from the horizontal GPS-derived location measurements, which were made at all buoys but collected at various temporal resolutions and different spatial accuracies. Auxiliary instruments were attached to some of the sea-ice drifters, including temperature probes for air and sea-ice temperatures, and air pressure sensors. Four of the buoys were left in the ice pack after the end of the ISPOL field phase to record the large-scale drift in the region around the ice station from late summer into winter.

See the metadata record 'Ice Station Polarstern. Aerial photographs over sea ice taken during the ISLOP project' for more information on the ISPOL project. Also, see the URL given below for the ISPOL home page.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Download link for data file


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Ice Station POLarstern - Project web page


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset


Geographic Coverage
 N: -68.1666 S: -68.1666  E: -54.7666  W: -54.7666

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: P. Heil
Dataset Title: AAD ISPOL 2004 buoys are covered in the ACE Technical Report "Ice Station POLarstern [ISPOL]: Drifting Buoy Data Report" by Heil et al., 2005
Dataset Series Name: Ice Station POLarstern [ISPOL]: Drifting Buoy Data Report
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: ACE CRC Technical report
Dataset Publisher: ACE CRC
Issue Identification: ISBN 1-921197-00-5
Data Presentation Form: Technical Report


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-11-28
Stop Date: 2005-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >PACK ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >PACK ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Instrument
DRIFTING BUOYS    [Information]


Quality
The latitudes and longitudes provided in spatial coverage represent the starting location for the drifting buoys.

ISPOL had been planned as a 50-day drift station in the Western Weddell Sea. Due to particularly heavy sea-ice conditions, the start of the drifting ice station was delayed, so that the drift interval, originating at -68degr 10'N, -54degr 46'E, lasted only a total of 35 days (28.11.2004--01.01.2005).


Access Constraints
These data are not yet publicly available.


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=ISPOL200... when using these data.


Keywords
sea ice
drifting buoy
temperature
drift
currents
Polarstern
Weddell Sea
Alfred Wegener Institute


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
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


Personnel
PETRA HEIL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 7646
Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
Email: petra.heil at utas.edu.au
Contact Address:
Antarctic CRC
GPO Box 252 - 80
University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-11

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