ASPeCt ship-based observations during the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012
Entry ID: SIPEX_II_ASPECT

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset contains observations of ice conditions taken from the bridge of the RV Aurora Australis during SIPEX 2012, following the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research/CliC Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate [ASPeCt] protocols. See aspect.antarctica.gov.au

Observations include total and partial concentration, ice type, thickness, floe size, topography, and snow cover in each of three primary ice categories; open water characteristics, and weather summary.

The dataset is comprised of the scanned pages of a single logbook, which holds hourly observations taken by observers while the ship was moving through sea-ice zone.

The following persons assisted in the collection of these data:
Dr R. Massom, AAD, Member of observation team
Mr A. Steer, AAD, Member of observation team
Prof S. Warren, UW(Seattle), USA, Member of observation team
Dr J. Hutchings, IARC, UAF, USA, Member of observation team
Dr T. Toyota, Inst Low Temp Science, Japan, Member of observation team
Dr T. Tamura, NIPR, Japan, Member of EM observation team
Dr G. Dieckmann, AWI, Germany, Member of observation team
Dr E. Maksym, WHOI, USA, Member of observation team
Mr R. Stevens, IMAS, Trainee on observation team
Dr J. Melbourne-Thomas, ACE CRC, Trainee on observation team
Dr A. Giles, ACE CRC, Trainee on observation team
Ms M. Zhia, IMAS, Trainee on observation team
Ms J. Jansens, IMAS, Trainee on observation team
Mr R. Humphries, Univ Wollengong, Trainee on observation team
Mr C. Sampson, Univ Utah, USA, Trainee on observation team
Mr Olivier Lecomte, Univ Catholique, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Trainee on observation team
Mr D. Lubbers, Univ Utah, USA, Trainee on observation team
Ms M. Zatko, UW(Seattle), USA, Trainee on observation team
Ms C. Gionfriddo, Uni Melbourne, Trainee on observation team
Mr K. Nakata, EES, Japan, Trainee on observation team

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Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
SIPEX_II


Geographic Coverage
 N: -60.0 S: -66.0  E: 125.0  W: 113.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-22
Stop Date: 2012-11-11


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
OCEANS


Platform
R/V AA >R/V Aurora Australis


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Project
ASPECT >Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate    [Information]


Quality
The observation location sometimes could not be occupied due to requirements by the ship's crew or the presence of fellow expeditioners.

Ship movement between SIPEX 2012 stations was often not sufficient for hourly observations to be conducted as the required minimum separation from the previous observation point was not achieved.


Access Constraints
These data are not yet publicly available.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=SIPEX_II... when using these data.


Keywords
SIPEX
ASPECT


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
Australian Antarctic Division


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Size: 5.5 MB
Distribution_Format: pdf
Fees: Free


Personnel
PETRA HEIL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 7646
Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
Email: petra.heil at utas.edu.au
Contact Address:
Antarctic CRC
GPO Box 252 - 80
University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-12

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