Large scale air-borne sea ice thickness measurements

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Mumford, K.A., Rayner, J.L., Spedding, T. and Statham, T.
Publication_Date: 20090409
Title: Large scale air-borne sea ice thickness measurements
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: CAASM Metadata
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD/AU/ASAC_3030
Description:
Abstract:
Data from ASAC project 3030. Public summary for the project: This project will measure the sea ice thickness off East Antarctica, over spatial scales up to hundreds of kilometers. Sea ice is a likely sensitive indicator of climate variations and change. No large scale sea ice thickness measurements exist in the Antarctic. An estimation of trends of change in Antarctic sea ice thickness and volume is therefore not currently possible. To address this deficiency and to provide an independent data set for the validation of models and the calibration of remote-sensing data, we will conduct high accuracy air borne laser scanner measurements in the sea ice zone off East Antarctica. More information about the project can be found in lidar.pdf (which is available with the data).
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20081101
Ending_Date: 20081105
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 77.6
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 77.8
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.3
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.7
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE ROUGHNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE ROUGHNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > REFLECTED INFRARED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: HELICOPTER
Theme_Keyword: LIDAR > LIGHT DETECTION AND RANGING
Theme_Keyword: Laser Scanner
Theme_Keyword: Fast Ice
Theme_Keyword: Freeboard
Theme_Keyword: Infrared Backscatter
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: These data are not yet publicly available.
Use_Constraints:
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_3030 when using these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JAN LIESER
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ANTHONY PETER WORBY
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ROB MASSOM
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ADAM STEER
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ACE CRC
Address: Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Tasmania
Address: Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ACE CRC
Address: Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6226 7899
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6226 7647
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6226 7157
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6226 7650
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jan.lieser@acecrc.org.au
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: a.worby@utas.edu.au
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rob.massom@aad.gov.au
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: adam.steer@aad.gov.au
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Quality check of data currently underway. The laser scanner has a range precision in the centimetre scale, and the INS data will be differentially post-processed to provide a centimetre scale location precision. Both INS and laser scanner datasets are in raw format. An included software program is available to read the INS data, but there is no accompanying program for the laser scanner data at this time. It is anticipated that these datasets will be available in ASCII format in the near future. A pdf excerpt from the laser scanner user instructions is also included in the download file.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: AU/AADC > Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Contact_Person: DATA OFFICER AADC
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3244
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3351
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: metadata@aad.gov.au
Resource_Description: ASAC_3030
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: binary
Transfer_Size: 3.77 GB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/portal/download_file.c...
Access_Instructions:
Download point for the data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://seaice.acecrc.org.au/crrs/rappls-technical-...
Access_Instructions:
Laser Scanning with AAD's LiDAR system
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?...
Access_Instructions:
Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset
Fees: Free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090408
Metadata_Review_Date: 20150318
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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