J-CAD Drifting Buoy Data, Arctic Ocean, 2000-2002
Entry ID: ARCSS126

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Summary
Abstract: This data set contains drifting buoy measurements taken from the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC) Compact Arctic Drifters (J-CADs). The J-CAD buoys drift with the ice pack, collecting navigational, atmospheric, and oceanographic measurements, and transmitting the data via satellite. Since 2000, investigators have been conducting operations of the J-CADs to measure the structure of upper-ocean currents and water properties under the multi-year ice of the Arctic Ocean for a better understanding of the role the Arctic Ocean plays in global climate. This data set contains measurements from J-CAD buoys 1, 3, and 4, from years 2000-2002. For each buoy it takes approximately one year to drift throught the Arctic Ocean, pass through Fram Strait into the Greenland Sea, and reach the ice edge, where transmission ceases. This research was funded by the Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program, grant number OPP-9910305.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: This NPEO site contains current data from J-CAD 6


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: This site describes JAMSTEC's J-CAD program


Geographic Coverage
 N: 89.68 S: 68.22  E: 82.85  W: -130.33

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. James Morison
Dataset Title: J-CAD Drifting Buoy Data, Arctic Ocean, 2000-2002
Dataset Release Date: 2004-06-09
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss126.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-04-24
Stop Date: 2002-04-26


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS >BAROMETRIC PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND DIRECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND SPEED    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
OCEANS


Platform
BUOYS    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
THERMISTORS    [Information]
MAGNETOMETERS    [Information]
COMPASSES    [Information]
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]
ADCP >Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler    [Information]


Project
NSF/PLR >Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation    [Information]


Keywords
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
ADCP
ARCSS
ARCSS Data Coordination Center
ARCSS126
Compact Arctic Drifter
Conductivity Temperature Depth Probes
CTD
Current Meter
Drifting Buoys
Drifting Ice
Fram Strait
Greenland Sea
Ice Drift
JAMSTEC
Japan Marine Science and Technology Center
JCAD
North Pole Environmental Observatory
NPEO
Transmitter-equipped Drifting Buoys


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: arcss126

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


Arctic System Science Data Coordination Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/arcss/
Dataset ID: arcss126

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC ARCSS 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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 12,018 KB (total)
Distribution_Format: .zip file containing ASCII text and html files


Personnel
TAKATOSHI TAKIZAWA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC)
Country: Japan


TAKASHI KIKUCHI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC)
Country: Japan


ROGER ANDERSEN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1+206-543-1258
Fax: 1+206-616-3142
Email: roger at apl.washington.edu
Contact Address:
Polar Science Center
Applied Physics Laboratory
University of Washington
1013 NE 40th
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98105-6698
Country: USA


JAMES H. MORISON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (206) 543-1394
Fax: 1+206-616-3142
Email: morison at apl.washington.edu
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory
Polar Science Center
Applied Physics Laboratory
University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98105


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-11

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