ASPeCt Sea Ice Data from the SIPEX Voyage of the Aurora Australis in 2007-2008Entry ID: SIPEX_ASPECT
Abstract: ASPeCt is an expert group on multi-disciplinary Antarctic sea ice zone research within the SCAR Physical Sciences program. Established in 1996, ASPeCt has the key objective of improving our understanding of the Antarctic sea ice zone through focussed and ongoing field programs, remote sensing and numerical modelling. The program is designed to complement, and contribute to, other international ... science programs in Antarctica as well as existing and proposed research programs within national Antarctic programs. ASPeCt also includes a component of data rescue of valuable historical sea ice zone information.
The overall aim of ASPeCt is to understand and model the role of Antarctic sea ice in the coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean system. This requires an understanding of key processes, and the determination of physical, chemical, and biological properties of the sea ice zone. These are addressed by objectives which are:
1) To establish the distribution of the basic physical properties of sea ice that are important to air-sea interaction and to biological processes within the Antarctic sea-ice zone (ice and snow cover thickness distributions; structural, chemical and thermal properties of the snow and ice; upper ocean hydrography; floe size and lead distribution). These data are required to derive forcing and validation fields for climate models and to determine factors controlling the biology and ecology of the sea ice-associated biota.
2) To understand the key sea-ice zone processes necessary for improved parameterization of these processes in coupled models.
These ASPeCt measurements were taken onboard the Aurora Australis during the SIPEX voyage in the 2007-2008 summer season.
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Start Date: 2007-09-09Stop Date: 2007-10-11
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > PACK ICE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SNOW DEPTH
OCEANS > SEA ICE
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
OCEANS > SEA ICE > PACK ICE
OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
OCEANS > SEA ICE > SNOW DEPTH
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 474 kb
Distribution Format: Excel, Text
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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
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: 2012-10-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-18