Sea-ice Thickness and Draft Statistics from Submarine ULS, Moored ULS, and a Coupled Model
Entry ID: G02194

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Abstract: This data set consists of estimates of mean values of sea-ice thickness and sea-ice draft in meters computed from three different input data sets: sea ice draft from Upward Looking Sonar (ULS) mounted on submarines, sea ice draft from ULS mounted on bottom-anchored moorings, and a simulated ice-thickness model. The data span from 1979 to 2004 and cover two regions centered around the North Pole. One region, Region A, is north of 89° N; and the other, Region B, is north of 87° N. The data set consists of one ASCII text file. The data are available via FTP.
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Description: Submarine Upward Looking Sonar Ice Draft Profile Data and Statistics
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 87.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: 90.0   S: 89.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Richard E. Moritz and Mark Wesnahan
Dataset Title: Sea-ice Thickness and Draft Statistics from Submarine ULS, Moored ULS, and a Coupled Model
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 14 KB file
Distribution Format: ASCII text
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Applied Physics Laboratory
Province or State: WA
Country: USA
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Moritz and Wensnahan, in prep. Wensahan et al., in prep. Zhang, J. L. and D. A. Rothrock. 2003. Modeling Global Sea Ice with a Thickness and Enthalpy Distribution Model in Generalized Curvilinear Coordinates. Monthly Weather Review 131(5): 845-861.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-08-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-13
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