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CTD casts and ADCP measurements from New Harbour, McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K131_2005_2006_NZ_3

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Summary
Abstract: Little is known of the heat and mass exchange that controls the extent and thickness of the frazil ice (or platelet) ice layer beneath land fast sea ice, not are the processes which form frazil ice within the water column well understood. It is known that the formation of frazil ice is intimately linked to melting at the base of ice shelves and it is known to be present in McMurdo Sound. CTD casts and ADCP measurements were made in the New Harbour area of McMurdo Sound to determine the type of circulation that occurs in ice covered fjords. 7 profiles including a 3 profile transect across New Harbour was recorded.
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Description: Antarctic Fast ice Network IPY proposal
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.6   S: -77.6   E: 163.78   W: 163.78

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-11-12
Stop Date: 2005-11-21
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data is held at the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington. Please contact the investigators for more information.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 4 931 3000
Fax: +64 4 931 3754
Email: t.haskell at irl.cri.nz
Contact Address:
Industrial Research Ltd.
Gracefield Road
PO BOX 31310
City: Lower Hutt
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-16

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