In the 2008/2009 season, samples of the bottom ice algae and brine algae (within 30cm of the top of the ice) were subjected to temperature, salinity, light and UVB experiments and analysed with PAM rapid light curves to determine the response of the algae to changes they will encounter. In the 2009/2010 season, samples of the bottom ice bacteria were subjected to changes in the colour of light in an incubation chamber. Samples were filtered and stored in liquid nitrogen for analysis in NZ.
Each parameter is assigned a data quality flag as defined below:
Flag 1: Error free Flag 2: Dubious. Non-specific errors Flag 3: Known errors exist that can be fixed Flag 4: Known errors exist that cannot be fixed Flag 5: No data - not observed ... Flag 6: Data in analog format only
Time and position: 1 Total ice concentration: 1 Open water: 1 Pri ice concentration: 1 Pri ice type: 1 Pri ice thickness: 1 Pri floe size: 1 Pri topography: 1 Pri snow type: 1 Pri snow thickness: 1 Sec ice concentration: 1 Sec ice type: 1 Sec ice thickness: 1 Sec floe size: 1 Sec topography: 1 Sec snow type: 1 Sec snow thickness: 1 Ter ice concentration: 1 Ter ice type: 1 Ter ice thickness: 1 Ter floe size: 1 Ter topography: 1 Ter snow type: 1 Ter snow thickness: 1 Air temperature: 2 Water temperature: 5 Wind speed: 1 Wind direction: 1 Cloud: 1 Current weather: 1 Visibility: 2 Video reading: 5 Photo (film no.): 5 Photo (frame no.): 5 Comments: 1
None. The data are freely available. The data are available for download from the given url. Note that to use the original log files, you will also need to download the provided software in order to extract the data.