Sea Ice Observations in the ASPeCt format during the 2007 SIMBA cruiseEntry ID: SIMBA_sea_ice_observations
Abstract: These data describe pack ice characteristics in the Antarctic sea ice zone.
These data are in the ASPeCt format.
National program: United States
Vessel: Nathaniel B. Palmer
Dates in ice: 1 Sept 2007 - 31 Oct 2007
Observers: Penelope Wagner, John Pena, Sarah Anderson and others.
Summary of voyage track:
06/09 3 GMT first record of ice edge at approx. 63 degrees 22 S, and 68 degrees 25 W ... toward Palmer Station, Antarctica in the Amundsen Sea due to electrical fire that began in Drake's Passage en route to the Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica. 19 GMT arrived at NBP at Palmer Station, Antarctica at 64 degrees 46S and 64 degrees 04W to respond to safety protocol with NSF and Raytheon.
08/09 18:30 GMT depart Palmer Station toward Punta Arenas, Chile port.
09/09 22 GMT reach ice edge toward Chile.
24/09 17 GMT first record of ice edge at approx. 66 degrees 47S and 89 degrees 05W toward ice station Belgica in Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica.
27/09 23GMT NBP parked at approximately 70 degrees 41S and 90 degrees 58W at Ice Station Belgica to perform 4 week station work.
24/10 10:30 GMT depart Ice Station Belgica toward Punta Arenas, Chile
27/10 8GMT reached ice edge.
Total observations: 192
The fields in this dataset are:
SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
SEA ICE FLOE SIZE
SEA ICE SNOW COVER
SEA ICE THICKNESS
SEA ICE TOPOGRAPHY
SEA ICE TYPE
FRAME COUNTER FOR FILM
VIDEO RECORDER COUNTER HH:MM:SS
CLOUD IN OKTAS
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Start Date: 2007-09-01Stop Date: 2007-10-31
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE FLOES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > PACK ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE FLOES
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
OCEANS > SEA ICE > PACK ICE
OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints These data are available for download at the provided URL.
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=SIMBA_se... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 27 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: penelopewagner at live.com
University of Texas at San Antonio
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-05-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-07