SHEBA Ocean Turbulence Mast Data ArchiveEntry ID: ARCSS142
Abstract: This data set includes a time series of temperature, conductivity, salinity, three-dimensional velocity, pressure, and magnetic heading at multiple levels in the boundary layer under the drifting ice floe. As part of the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) project, data were collected continuously for the approximately year-long experiment. However, the experiment was divided roughly ... in half when a severe deformation event occurred in March 1998. After this event, the ocean camp was shifted to a new site farther into the SHEBA floe. In the first half of the experiment (October 1997 through March 1998), there were four turbulence instrument clusters (TIC) that included three mechanical rotor current meters, which sensed the mean flow velocity. These were oriented approximately at 4 m, 8 m, 12 m, and 16 m below the ice-ocean interface in the western Arctic Ocean. For the second half of the experiment (April through September 1998), only two TICs were deployed on the mast. The clusters measured mean quantities, turbulent momentum, and heat fluxes with reasonable approximations to salinity flux.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Miles McPhee
Dataset Title: SHEBA Ocean Turbulence Mast Data Archive
Dataset Release Date: 2006-05-17
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss142.html
Start Date: 1997-10-09Stop Date: 1998-09-27
Quality Some files with obvious problems or short durations are not included (for example, A001 to A006).
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 3 GB
Distribution Format: MATLAB
Phone: 509 658 2575
Email: miles at wolfenet.com
McPhee Research Company 450 Clover Springs Road
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98937
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Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
McPhee, M. G. 2002. Turbulent stress at the ice/ocean interface and bottom surface hydraulic roughness during the SHEBA drift. Journal of Geophysical Research. 107(C10), 8037, doi: 10.1029/2000JC000633.
McPhee, M. G. 2001. Is ocean heat flux enhanced under rapidly growing ice? Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography. American Meteorological Society. 14-18 May ... 2001. San Diego. 267-270.
McPhee, M. G., T. Kikucki, J. H. Morison, and T. P. Stanton. 2003. Ocean-to-ice heat flux at the North Pole environmental observatory. Geophysical Research Letters. 30(24). 2274. doi: 10.1029/2003GL018580.
McPhee, M. G. 2004. A spectral technique for estimating turbulent stress, scalar flux magnitude, and eddy viscosity in the ocean boundary layer under pack ice. Journal Physical Oceanography. In press.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-15