Arctic Ocean Drift Tracks from Ships, Buoys and Manned Research Stations, 1872-1973
Entry ID: G01358

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Summary
Abstract: Thirty-four drift tracks in the Arctic Ocean pack ice are collected in a unified tabular data format, one file per track. Data are from drifting ships, manned research stations on ice floes (ice islands) and data buoys. Track names are FRAM (ship, 1893 to 1896), NP-01 through NP-20 (Soviet North Pole stations on ice floes, 1937, 1950, 1954 to 1970), IGY-A and IGY-B (International Geophysical Year ice camps, 1957 to 59), T-3 (Fletcher's Ice Island, 1959 to 1970), ARLIS-II (Arctic Research Laboratory Ice Station II ice camp, 1961 to 1965), BTAE (British Transarctic Expedition, 1968 to 1969), seven buoys deployed during the AIDJEX (Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment) pilot study (1972), TEGG (Austrian ship Tegetthoff, 1872 to 1873) and St. Anna (Russian ship, 1912 to 1914).
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 80.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Colony, R. and A. S. Thorndike.
Dataset Title: Arctic Ocean Drift Tracks from Ships, Buoys and Manned Research Stations, 1872-1973
Dataset Release Date: 1984-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/G01358
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1893-01-01
Stop Date: 1973-12-31
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC NOAA 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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Personnel
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
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Publications/References
AIDJEX Data Bank Digital Data Indices and Preliminary User's Guide. 1973. AIDJEX Bulletin. 19:125-148 Arctic Climatology Project. 2000. Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas. Edited by F. Fetterer and V. Radionov, Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center. CD-ROM. Colony, R., and A. S. Thorndike. 1984. Estimate of the mean field of Arctic sea ice motion. J. Geophys. Res. 89(C6):10623-10629. Hastings, A. D. 1971. Surface Climate of the Arctic Basin. U. S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories, Ft. Belvoir, VA. NTIS Order No. AD738-796. National Snow and Ice Data Center. 2002. Norwegian North Polar Expedition 1893-1896: Oceanographic Data. Fridtjof Nansen, compiler. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1984-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-21
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