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Temperature, salinity and current turbulence along an east to west transect across McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K131_2007_2009_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The oceanography of McMurdo Sound was investigated by collecting current meter data, water samples, ice cores, under ice turbulence and Conductivity (salinity)-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profiles of the full depth of the water column were collected along an east to west transect across the sound. At each site, approximately 5 kms apart, a hole was drilled in the ice, observations of temperature, ... View entire text
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Description: Antarctic Fast ice Network IPY proposal
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -77.58   S: -77.87   E: 167.0   W: 164.0  
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 600
2.   N: -77.7   S: -77.88   E: 166.73   W: 166.33  
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 500


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-11-11
Stop Date: 2007-12-11

Start Date: 2008-09-07
Stop Date: 2008-10-08
ISO Topic Category
Quality The water column data is held by NIWA in machine readable form. Please contact Mike Williams: m.williams@niwa.co.nz
Sea ice data is held at the University of Otago. Some data in machine readable form, most in lab note books or photographic images. Please contact Pat Langhorne: pjl@physics.otago.ac.nz

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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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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Publications/References
Dempsey, D.E., Langhorne, P.J., Robinson, N.J., Williams, M.J.M., Haskell, T.G. and Frew, R.D. 2010. Observation and modelling of platelet ice fabric in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research 115: CO1007, doi: 10.1029/2008JC005264.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-08-30

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