Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment (CEAREX) Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0020

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Summary
Abstract: CEAREX was a multi-platform field program conducted in the Norwegian Seas and Greenland north to Svalbard from September 1988 through May 1989. Canada, Denmark, France, Norway and the United States participated in the experiment. Primary data from CEAREX are available on FTP in ASCII format along with some data from the Marginal Ice Zone Experiment (MIZEX) and the Eurasian Basin Experiment (EUBEX). Meteorology data from CEAREX and the MIZEX (1983, 1984, 1987) include near-surface time series and rawinsonde (upper-air sounding) profiles of wind, pressure, temperature, and humidity collected on ship platforms and ice floe stations. A collection of hydrography data include CTD, STD, and bottle data from a ship and two operations camps. Hydrography data also include data from the MIZEX, the EUBEX, NODC archives, and a merged set of data from five other cruises. Sea ice data consist of compressive stress measurements made in a multi-year floe, stress sensor data for time series of stress invariants, and ice accelerometer data for movements associated with the deformation of multi-year ice floes. Noise data consist of acoustic measurements from a variety of hydrophone and geophone arrays, and ambient noise observations from a ship using omni-directional hydrophones tethered beneath the ice cover. Biophysical data include bottle sample, zooplankton sampling, and bioluminescence data. Bathymetry data consist of gridded trackline data collected from the two operations camps, and digital bottom bathymetry and continental topography data for the Fram Strait region and a portion of the Arctic Ocean. Sample position data consist of hourly listings of position and velocity for both manned stations and unmanned drifting buoys. Data are available via FTP.

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Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Sea Ice Products at NSIDC


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: 60.0  E: 30.0  W: -30.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NSIDC, .
Dataset Title: Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment (CEAREX) Data
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-05
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0020


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-03-01
Stop Date: 1989-05-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BARENTS SEA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN ACOUSTICS >ACOUSTIC ATTENUATION/TRANSMISSION >ACOUSTIC SCATTERING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ALKALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN ACOUSTICS >AMBIENT NOISE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC HABITAT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >CHLOROPHYLL
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >FLUORESCENCE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION >ICE CAMPACTNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION >ICE COMPACTNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEFORMATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEFORMATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION >ICE DRIFT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION >ICE DRIFT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT >ICE GROWTH RATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT >ICE GROWTH RATE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION >ICE VELOCITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION >ICE VELOCITY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >LEADS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >LEADS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRITE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >PACK ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >PACK ICE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PELAGIC HABITAT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PHOSPHATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PIGMENTS >PIGMENT CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >POLYNYAS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >POLYNYAS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >SILICATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >STATION HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >UPWELLING/DOWNWELLING    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS >WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >ZOOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >BIOLUMINESCENCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >BIOLUMINESCENCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]
BUOYS    [Information]
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
HELICOPTER    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
ACCELEROMETERS    [Information]
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
BATHYPHOTOMETER    [Information]
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
DRIFTING BUOYS    [Information]
GEOPHONES    [Information]
HYDROPHONES    [Information]
HYGROMETERS    [Information]
ICE STRESS SENSORS
NISKIN BOTTLES    [Information]
PRESSURE GAUGES
RAWINSONDES    [Information]
STD >Salinity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]
Thermistors    [Information]
Thermometers    [Information]
TRANSPONDERS    [Information]
WATER BOTTLES


Project
CEAREX >Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment    [Information]
EUBEX >Eurasian Basin Experiment    [Information]
MIZEX >Marginal Ice Zone Experiment    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
SIZEX >Seasonal Ice Zone Experiment    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Keywords
Acoustics
Ambient Noise
Ammonium
Barents Sea
Bioluminescence
Carbon
CEAREX
EUBEX
Fluorescence
Greenland Sea
Haakon Mosby
Hydrography
Ice Acceleration
Ice Breakup
Ice Deformation
Ice Drift
ice dynamics
Ice Floe
Ice Motion
Ice Scattering
Ice Stress
Meteorology
MIZEX
MIZEX-83
MIZEX-84
MIZEX-87
Norwegian Sea
ONR
Phaeopigments
Platinum Resistance Thermometer
Polarbjorn
Polar Circle
Polar Queen
Polarstern
Relative Humidity
SIZEX
Under-Ice Noise
Valdivia
Wind Direction
Wind Speed


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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


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

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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Personnel
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


Publications/References
Coon, M. D. 1988. Ice monitoring during CEAREX. In: Workshop on Instrumentation and Measurements in the Polar Regions, sponsored by IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Marine Technology Society, Monterey Bay Aquarium, U.S. Navy and Science Applications International Corporation. Proceedings, pp. 405-409. Guest, P. S. and K. L. Davidson. 1989. CEAREX 'O' and 'A' Camp Meteorology Atlas. Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-63-89-007, 64 p. Martin, S. and R. Drucker. 1991. Observations of ice floe collisions during Leg-II of the POLARBJORN drift. J. Geophys. Res. 96 (C6):10567-10580. McPhee, M. G. 1988. Analysis and prediction of short Term drift. Trans. of the AMSE, J. of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 10:94-100. Mitchell, B. G. 1991. Predictive bio-optical relationships for polar oceans and marginal ice zones. J. Marine Sys. 3(1-2):91-105. Pritchard, R. S., S. H. Bailey, C. M. Browne, M. D. Coon, D. Hoefke, G. S. Knoke, P. A. Lau, B. J. Taylor, W. D. Hibler, III, M. Hopkins, R. G. Onstott, R. A. Schuchman, S. H. O'Hara, M. G. McPhee, J. C. Van Leer, K. L. Davidson, P. S. Guest, T. B. Curtin, J. E. Overland, D. L. Bell, H. W. Bosworth, D. A. Meese, A. J. Gow, D. K. Perovich, W. B. Tucker, R. Colony, T. C. Grenfell, S. Martin, and J. S. Wettlaufer. 1990. CEAREX drift experiment. EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union 71(40):1115-1118. Pritchard, R. S. 1989. Eastern Arctic ambient noise. In: Oceans '89 4:1246-1251. IEEE Pub. No. 89CH2780-5. Tucker, W. B., D. K. Perovich, M. A. Hopkins, and W. D. Hibler. 1991. On the relationship between local stresses and strains in Arctic pack ice. Annals of Glaciology 15:265-270. Von der Heydt, K., N. R. Galbraith, A. B. Baggeroer, R. Muench, P. S. Guest, and K. L. Davidson. 1991. CEAREX 'A' - Camp: Navigation, Bathymetry, CTD, Meteorology, and LOFAR Data Report. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Technical memorandum No. WHOI-1-91, 152 pp.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-15

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