Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment

Project Description
The Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment (CEAREX) was conducted to
study the processes regulating eastern Arctic Ocean exchange of
momentum, heat, and biomass. The primary CEAREX objectives were to
understand the structure and function of mesoscale and submesoscale
process in the transport of heat northward, and to understand the ice
behavior and associated acoustic ambient noise and coherence (CEAREX,
1990).
CEAREX was a multi-national, multi-platform field program carried out
in the Greenland and Norwegian Seas and north to Svalbard, from
September 1988 through May 1989. Participating nations included
Canada, Denmark, France, Norway, and the United States. The field
program consisted of four phases: Polarbjorn Drift Phase, Whaler's
Bay/SIZEX Phase, Oceanography Camp Phase, and Acoustic Camp Phase.
CEAREX collected data on meteorological conditions, bathymetry,
hydrography, acoustic and ambient noise, sea ice dynamics
(acceleration, deformation, stress), positions from GPS satellite
measurements, and biophysical data. Data were collected using ship
platforms, ARGOS buoys, helicopter and aircraft, meteorology stations
on the drifting ice, rawinsonde, CTD casts, and satellites.
CEAREX was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Reference:
Pritchard, R.S., et al. 1990. 'CEAREX Drift Experiment', EOS
Transactions of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Vol. 71, No. 40,
October 2, 1990.
Contacts:
Dr. Robert S. Pritchard
Ice Casting, Inc.
11042 Sand Point Way, NE
Seattle, WA 98125-5846
Email: OMNET > r.pritchard
Claire Hanson
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
CIRES, Campus Box 449
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: 303-492-1834
FAX: 303-492-5171
Email: OMNET > c.hanson
Internet > hanson@kryos.colorado.edu
Data Availability:
The CEAREX data is available on CD-ROM from the National Snow and Ice
Data Center (NSIDC). The CD-ROM contains CEAREX data as well as data
from MIZEX 1983, 1984, 1987, and MIZEX West, SIZEX, and EUBEX.
Claire Hanson
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
CIRES, Campus Box 449
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: 303-492-1834
FAX: 303-492-5171
Email: OMNET > c.hanson
Internet > hanson@kryos.colorado.edu