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Velocity profiles, and ocean boundary layer experiments of the near ice stratification and platelet ice matrix of the McMurdo Sound sea ice
Entry ID: K131_2007_2009_NZ_2

Abstract: Two holes in the sea ice were melted in a location off Cape Armitage. Heated containers were installed over the holes to enable detailed oceanographic experimentation. Sea ice structure, C-axis orientation, sea ice salinity, presence of platelet ice, velocity profile data and a sequence of fine-scale ocean boundary layer experiments were collected. Foremost among these were synchronous ... View entire text
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Description: Antarctic Fast ice Network IPY proposal
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.58   S: -77.87   E: 167.0   W: 164.0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 600
  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
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Quality The water column data is held by NIWA in machine readable form. Please contact Mike Williams:
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:

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Robinson, N. 2008 Heartbeat of the global ocean: Antarctic sea ice and the climate system. New Zealand science teacher 118: 20-22
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24