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ASPeCt Sea Ice Data from the SIPEX Voyage of the Aurora Australis in 2007-2008Entry ID: SIPEX_ASPECT
Abstract: ASPeCt is an expert group on multi-disciplinary Antarctic sea ice zone research within the SCAR Physical Sciences program. Established in 1996, ASPeCt has the key objective of improving our understanding of the Antarctic sea ice zone through focussed and ongoing field programs, remote sensing and numerical modelling. The program is designed to complement, and contribute to, other international ... science programs in Antarctica as well as existing and proposed research programs within national Antarctic programs. ASPeCt also includes a component of data rescue of valuable historical sea ice zone information.
The overall aim of ASPeCt is to understand and model the role of Antarctic sea ice in the coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean system. This requires an understanding of key processes, and the determination of physical, chemical, and biological properties of the sea ice zone. These are addressed by objectives which are:
1) To establish the distribution of the basic physical properties of sea ice that are important to air-sea interaction and to biological processes within the Antarctic sea-ice zone (ice and snow cover thickness distributions; structural, chemical and thermal properties of the snow and ice; upper ocean hydrography; floe size and lead distribution). These data are required to derive forcing and validation fields for climate models and to determine factors controlling the biology and ecology of the sea ice-associated biota.
2) To understand the key sea-ice zone processes necessary for improved parameterization of these processes in coupled models.
These ASPeCt measurements were taken onboard the Aurora Australis during the SIPEX voyage in the 2007-2008 summer season.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Simon Yueh, Gary Lagerloef
Dataset Title: Aquarius CAP Sea Surface Salinity and Wind Products
Dataset Series Name: Aquarius CAP Sea Surface Salinity and Wind Products
Dataset Release Date: 2013-03-11
Dataset Release Place: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA91109, USA
Dataset Publisher: JPL - Simon Yueh
Other Citation Details: Aquarius CAP Sea Surface Salinity and Wind ProductsOnline Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SeaSurfaceSalinity/Aquarius
Start Date: 2011-08-25
Temporal Resolution: 1 observation every 1.44 seconds or 9.5km
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (818) 393-7165
Email: podaac at podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Jet Propulsion Laboratory M/S 300-320 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Yueh,S.,Tang, W.,Fore,A.,Freedman,A.,Neumann,G.,Chaubell,J.,Hayashi,A (2012).SIMULTANEOUS SALINITY AND WIND RETRIEVAL USING THE CAP ALGORITHM FOR AQUARIUS. http://www.igarss2012.org/Papers/viewpapers.asp?papernum=1596
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-03