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The thermal conductivity and diffusivity of first year sea ice measured as a temperature depth profile in developing sea ice during the winter months in McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K131_1994_1998_NZ_2

Abstract: Measurements of heat flows and hence thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity in sea ice was measured in the absence of thermal radiation (i.e. sunlight, which dumps heat at depth in the ice and makes thermal measurements very difficult). The temperature depth profile was measured through the developing sea ice in McMurdo Sound with a 10cm resolution throughout the winter months until the ... View entire text
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  N: -77.63   S: -77.63   E: 166.33   W: 166.33

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Start Date: 1995-10-05
Stop Date: 1995-11-15
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Trodahl, H.J. Wilkinson, S.O.F. McGuinness, M.J. Haskell, T.G. Thermal conductivity of sea ice: dependence on temperature and depth. Geophysical research letters 28: 1279-1282, 2001.

Pringle, D.J. Trodahl, H.J. Haskell, T.J. 2006. Direct measurement of sea ice thermal conductivity: No surface reduction. Journal of geophysical research 111: C5.

Pringle, D. J. 2004. ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24