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IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data
Entry ID: NSIDC-0084

Abstract: The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB), through participating research organizations in various countries, maintains a network of drifting buoys in the Antarctic sea ice zone to support a better understanding of sea ice motion, meteorology, and oceanography. The IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data archive, presently spanning the years 1995 to ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -57.0   S: -76.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Max Depth: 600 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: International Programme for Antarctic Buoys
Dataset Title: IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0084
Dataset Release Date: 2001-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 day

Temporal Resolution: 3 hour

Quality In January 1992, the DBCP implemented quality control guidelines for buoy data distributed on the GTS. It set up an electronic bulletin board for exchanging quality information on buoy data. The DBCP Technical Coordinator is typically the point of contact for ensuring data problems are resolved.
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Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: +61 3 6226 7648
Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
Email: ian.allison at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18