Sea Ice Mass Balance in the Antarctic - Ice Geophysics
Entry ID: SIMBA_Ice_Geophysics

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Summary
Abstract: The data set is comprised of spatial surveys of snow and ice physical properties conducted at the one floe occupied for twenty-seven days in the Bellingshausen Sea, Ice Station Belgica. The survey patterns yielded a two-dimensional representation of snow and ice morphology using main and subsidiary survey lines. The surveys consist of horizontal transects where snow depth, ice thickness, ice ... View entire text

Purpose: The data was used to develop a geophysical assessment of the ice cover and also, drifting and precipitating snow measurements, and Antarctic sea ice concentrations for Year 2007 were taken, contained among other documents. Ice cores that were taken at the beginning and end of the station at each intensive site was used to determine vertical profiles of ice temperature, salinity, brine volume, density, and crystallography integrated over the period of the drift and provided rare time series data and changes with properties over time at the main station.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -61.85   S: -70.68   E: -64.05   W: -94.85

Parent DIF
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Project ID: SIMBA Drift Station

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-01
Stop Date: 2007-10-31
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
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Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEPHEN ACKLEY
Phone: +1 1 210 341 6556
Email: sackley at pol.net, Stephen.ackley at utsa.edu
Contact Address:
118 W Castle Ln
City: San Antonio
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 78213
Country: USA


Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1 1 210 341 6556
Email: sackley at pol.net, Stephen.ackley at utsa.edu
Contact Address:
118 W Castle Ln
City: San Antonio
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 78213
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Weissling, B., Lewis, M.J., Ackley, S.F. (May 2011), Intercomparisons of Antarctic sea ice properties from ship observations, active and passive microwave satellite observations in the Bellingshausen Sea, Deep Sea Research II, 58, 9-10, 1112-1124, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.032, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967064510003188
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-04-20
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