Atlas of Antarctic Sea Ice DriftEntry ID: Drinkwater01
Abstract: The project of a digital Atlas of Antarctic Sea Ice Drift aims at providing a comprehensive view of sea ice motion around Antarctica as a reference for ocean and climate modeling. It also provides statistics on the state of sea ice cover for weather forecasting models and ship routing.
The Atlas is based on data covering almost two decades starting at 1979, and focuses on sea ice variability ... over periods ranging from submonthly to interannual. The data analysis takes advantage of algorithms developed for ice drift using data from passive microwave sensors on polar orbiting satellites as well as on drifting buoy data gathered within various national programs and within the International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB).
The graphical presentations involve various combinations of sea ice variables, periods and years, being commonly geo-referenced in a geographic information system. They also comprise ice concentrations from SSM/I and weather data from NCEP Reanalysis.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Carolin Schmitt, Christoph Kottmeier, Stefanie Wassermann, Mark Drinkwater
Dataset Title: Atlas of Antarctic Sea Ice Drift
Other Citation Details: The work was performed at the Institut fur Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Universitat Karlsruhe by funding of the DFG Project Ko924/3-1.Online Resource: http://imkbemu.physik.uni-karlsruhe.de/~eisatlas/eisatlas_start.html
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Temporal Resolution: annual
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
Use Constraints The use of the included data and images is free and should be acknowledged in
the following way if there are no other statements given: C. Schmitt, Ch.
Kottmeier, S. Wassermann, M. Drinkwater: Atlas of Antarctic Sea Ice Drift,
The work was performed at the Institut fur Meteorologie und Klimaforschung,
Universitat Karlsruhe by funding of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Project Ko924/3-1. Published under:
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: ASCII, GIF, PDF
A list of references can be obtained at
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-23