AAD buoy data collected during ISPOL 2004, Western Weddell SeaEntry ID: ISPOL2004_AAD_BuoyData
Abstract: Ice Station POLarstern [ISPOL] was a multi-national, interdisciplinary study coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany, involving scientists from different institutes and nations across a range of scientific disciplines. ISPOL had been planned as a 50-day drift station in the Western Weddell Sea. Due to particularly heavy sea-ice conditions, the start of ... the drifting ice station was delayed, so that the drift interval, originating at -68 degrees 10'N, -54 degrees 46'W, lasted only a total of 35 days (28.11.2004 - 01.01.2005).
Data and auxiliary information presented here are on the sea-ice drift and deformation experiment, which was a collaborative research program involving the International Arctic Research Center [IARC] at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Australian Antarctic Division [AAD], the Finnish Institute of Marine Research [FIMR] and the Alfred Wegener Institute [AWI]. Buoy contributions came from all four institutions listed above. - This metadata record covers only AAD buoy data from the ISPOL 2004 experiment.
To estimate the characteristics of the sea-ice drift and dynamics in the Western Weddell Sea a meso-scale array of 26 drifting ice buoys was deployed for about 30 days during late November and December 2004. Sea-ice drift was obtained from the horizontal GPS-derived location measurements, which were made at all buoys but collected at various temporal resolutions and different spatial accuracies. Auxiliary instruments were attached to some of the sea-ice drifters, including temperature probes for air and sea-ice temperatures, and air pressure sensors. Four of the buoys were left in the ice pack after the end of the ISPOL field phase to record the large-scale drift in the region around the ice station from late summer into winter.
See the metadata record 'Ice Station Polarstern. Aerial photographs over sea ice taken during the ISLOP project' for more information on the ISPOL project. Also, see the URL given below for the ISPOL home page.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: P. Heil
Dataset Title: AAD ISPOL 2004 buoys are covered in the ACE Technical Report "Ice Station POLarstern [ISPOL]: Drifting Buoy Data Report" by Heil et al., 2005
Dataset Series Name: Ice Station POLarstern [ISPOL]: Drifting Buoy Data Report
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: ACE CRC Technical report
Dataset Publisher: ACE CRC
Issue Identification: ISBN 1-921197-00-5
Data Presentation Form: Technical Report
Start Date: 2004-11-28Stop Date: 2005-01-01
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE FLOES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE TEMPERATURE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > PACK ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE MOTION
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE FLOES
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SEA ICE > PACK ICE
OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE MOTION
OCEANS > SEA ICE
Quality The latitudes and longitudes provided in spatial coverage represent the starting location for the drifting buoys.
ISPOL had been planned as a 50-day drift station in the Western Weddell Sea. Due to particularly heavy sea-ice conditions, the start of the drifting ice station was delayed, so that the drift interval, originating at -68degr 10'N, -54degr 46'E, lasted only a total of 35 days (28.11.2004--01.01.2005).
Access Constraints These data are not yet publicly available.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ISPOL200... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 7646
Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
Email: petra.heil at utas.edu.au
Antarctic CRC GPO Box 252 - 80 University of Tasmania
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-11-19