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Sea Ice Observations from the Endurance
Entry ID: ASPECT_EN010298

Abstract: These data describe pack ice characteristics in the Antarctic sea ice zone.
These data are in the ASPeCt format.

National program: United States
Vessel: Endurance
Dates in ice: 17 Jan 1998 - 13 Feb 1998
Observers: Steve Ackley, Elizabeth Hunke

Summary of voyage track:
17/1 Ice edge at approx. 57S, 31W
17-20/1 South along approx 30W
21/1-2/2 West in toward Antarctic peninsula
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Related URL
Description: Download point for sea ice software
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -57.0   S: -78.0   E: -8.0   W: -61.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Worby, A.P. and Ackley, S.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Observations from the Endurance
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2002-02-22
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-17
Stop Date: 1998-02-13
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality Each parameter is assigned a data quality flag as defined below:

Flag 1: Error free
Flag 2: Dubious. Non-specific errors
Flag 3: Known errors exist that can be fixed
Flag 4: Known errors exist that cannot be fixed
Flag 5: No data - not observed
Flag 6: Data in analog format only

Time and position: 1
Total ice concentration: 1
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Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. Note that to use the original log files, you will also need to download the provided software in order to extract the data.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.

Authors should acknowledge use of the ASPeCt data archive - "The ship-based sea ice and snow thickness data were provided by the SCAR Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) program (".
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: pdf, text
Fees: Free
Email: Tony.Worby at
Contact Address:
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10