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Investigation into the relationship between floe size distribution (FSD), differential floe motion and jostling, and ocean wave fields penetrating the Ross Sea marginal ice zones
Entry ID: K131_1998_1999_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The relationship between floe size distribution, differential floe motion and jostling and ocean wave fields penetrating the Ross Sea marginal ice zone was investigated using ship borne access to the ice during both winter and summer cruises. Floe size distribution was measured over 500m to 1km control areas around a ship, the Nathaniel B Palmer, located in the pack ice on several occasions as the ... View entire text
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Description: Australia Digital Thesis Program link to Joshua Downers PhD thesis. Abstracts only available.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.0   S: -78.0   E: -135.0   W: 165.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-05-01
Stop Date: 1998-05-30

Start Date: 1998-12-01
Stop Date: 1999-02-08
ISO Topic Category
Instrument
DRIFTING BUOYS Ancillary Description
Quality The data is in the publications and 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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Publications/References
Downer, J. 2003. The influence of ocean waves on the distribution of sea ice in an marginal ice zone. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Downer, J. Haskell, T.G. Ice floe kinematics in the MIZ using GPS and accelerometers. Annals of glaciology 33: 345-349, 2001.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-16

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