Sea Ice Mass Balance in the Antarctic - Argo Floats
Entry ID: SIMBA_Argo_Floats

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Summary
Abstract: Argo profiling floats were deployed during the SIMBA cruise. A total of 23 floats were deployed along the cruise track from Punta Arenas to the Bellingshausen Sea. These floats drifted at a depth of 1000 meters; at 10-day intervals, each float sank to a depth of 2000 m and then ascended to the sea surface over a period of approximately 6 hours, collecting a CTD profile as it ascended. Many of ... View entire text

Purpose: The main goal of this work was to begin to extend the Argo array into ice-covered waters and to sample the high-latitude water column below sea ice under winter conditions. An analogous array of 23 floats, also supplied by the University of Washington, were deployed in the Antarctic south of Australia during the same time frame from the vessel Aurora Australis.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -61.85   S: -70.68   E: -64.05   W: -94.85

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Project ID: SIMBA Drift Station

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-01
Stop Date: 2007-10-31
Access Constraints None
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Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEPHEN ACKLEY
Phone: +1 1 210 341 6556
Email: sackley at pol.net, Stephen.ackley at utsa.edu
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Postal Code: 78213
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Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
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Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1 1 210 341 6556
Email: sackley at pol.net, Stephen.ackley at utsa.edu
Contact Address:
118 W Castle Ln
City: San Antonio
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 78213
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-02-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-04-20
Future DIF Review Date: 2012-02-16
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