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Strain meter measurements of sea ice under the influence of a moving load from the sea ice runway near McMurdo Station
Entry ID: K131_1983_1985_NZ_1

Abstract: Using a strain meter, with a 500 mm gauge length, the influence of a moving load on the strain produced in sea ice was measured firstly by driving a vehicle (ford pickup) on the sea ice runway near McMurdo Station, with the vehicle being driven at speeds up to 70 mph and secondly from an aircraft during taxiing, taking off and landing on the sea ice runway. The vehicle was used in the first season ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.67   S: -77.67   E: 166.25   W: 166.25
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-12-02
Stop Date: 1983-12-22

Start Date: 1984-10-01
Stop Date: 1984-11-30
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Squire, V.A. Langhorne, P.J. Robinson, W.H. Heine, A.J. Haskell, T.G. Moving loads on sea ice. Polar record 23(146): 569-575, 1987.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24