International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB)
Description:
Abstract:
The International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB) is run by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). IPAB is a self-sustaining project of the WCRP, and provides a link between institutions with Antarctic and Southern Ocean interests. IPAB was formally established, following a one year pilot phase, at a meeting in Helsinki, Finland in June 1994. IPAB aims to establish and maintain a network of drifting buoys in the Antarctic sea-ice zone, which monitor ice motion, pressure and temperature. In 1997, 16 organisations, representing 11 countries, were involved in the IPAB programme, including: Alfred Wegener Institute, Antarctic CRC, Australian Antarctic Division, British Antarctic Survey, Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, INPE -National Institute for Space Research, Institute for Marine Research and University of Helsinki, Hydrographic Department, Maritime Safety Agency, National Ice Center, National Institute of Polar Research, Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antardtide, Scott Polar Research Institute, Service Argos, South African Weather Bureau, United Kingdom Meteorological Office, and World Data Center A Glaciology. Tables of data availability, information, experiment details, literature, and data sets are available from the IPAB home page. Links are also available to databases held by other organisations, and links to Arctic and Indian Ocean buoy databases. The data are available via several urls given below. Further information and the data can be obtained from the IPAB home page url. The data and documentation are also available directly from the NSIDC website. Finally, a copy of the data are also held locally on the Australian Antarctic Data Centre's servers. The documentation held at the NSIDC website provides important information on interpreting the dataset. A static copy of this document is included with the local copy of the dataset held on the Australian Antarctic Data Centre's servers. Data from January 1995 to July 1998 only has been made available on the NSIDC website (and correspondingly on the AADC's servers). More data should be available soon. This work was also completed as part of ASAC projects 732, 742 and 2678. The fields in this dataset are: Buoy Number Year Time Longitude Latitude ARGOS Positional Accuracy Sea Ice Flag Air Pressure Air Temperature Water Temperature Velocity
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19950101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -55.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > PACK ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE MOTION
Theme_Keyword: Air Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Antarctica
Theme_Keyword: Argos Positional Accuracy
Theme_Keyword: Buoy Number
Theme_Keyword: Drifting Buoy
Theme_Keyword: Ipab
Theme_Keyword: Latitude
Theme_Keyword: Longitude
Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Flag
Theme_Keyword: Southern Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Time
Theme_Keyword: Velocity
Theme_Keyword: Water Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Year
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: Data are stored in various international databases. Databases can be accessed via the WWW from the URL given. The data are also stored locally on the Australian Antarctic Data Centre's servers and can be accessed from there.
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=IPAB when using these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: IAN ALLISON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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 6226 7648
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6226 7650
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ian.allison@aad.gov.au
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Fairly complete coverage of the study area - south of 55 degrees South latitude, and includes that region of the Southern Ocean and Antarctic marginal seas within the maximum seasonal sea-ice extent. There is some bias in terms of time coverage towards the early to mid months of the year (eg. March to August). During 1995, there were a total of 19 buoys operating in Antarctic sea ice, and reporting via the GTS, plus an additional 11 buoys deployed which provided data to the IPAB database, but not to the GTS. During 1996, a total of 21 drifting buoys operated, with all but 3 of these reporting via the GTS. During 1997, 11 new buoys were deployed, with information being reported from 20 buoys. Problems with the positioning system and northward drift out of the sea-ice zone reduced the amount of information collected. Please see the URL link for further information.
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: IPAB
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 3.6 MB
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://www.nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0084.html
Access_Instructions:
Dataset maintained on the NSIDC site
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 page for Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.awi.de/en/research/research_divisions/c...
Access_Instructions:
IPAB home page - data and documentation
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://secure3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/projects/r...
Access_Instructions:
Public information for ASAC project 732
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://secure3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/projects/r...
Access_Instructions:
Public information for ASAC project 742
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://secure3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/projects/r...
Access_Instructions:
Public information for ASAC project 2678
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: 19991007
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140911
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: IAN ALLISON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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 6226 7648
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6226 7650
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ian.allison@aad.gov.au
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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