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A comparison of sea-ice thickness measurements made using ship-mounted and airborne electromagnetic induction devices
Entry ID: ASAC_1342

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1342
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This project involves field trialling of software written as part of ASAC project 1212 (2000-2001) to determine sea-ice thickness in real-time from ship-borne electromagnetic induction measurements. Computer simulation of ship- and helicopter-borne ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -62.98   S: -67.18   E: 145.27   W: 139.35

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Reid, J.
Dataset Title: A comparison of sea-ice thickness measurements made using ship-mounted and airborne electromagnetic induction devices
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-12-01
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-09-30
Stop Date: 2002-03-31
ISO Topic Category
Altimeters Ancillary Description
Quality The PS100 laser altimeter used for these measurements was found to operate incorrectly in conditions of bright sunlight. Raw laser altimeter data contains numerous spurious values. An edited dataset is currently being created.

Average sea ice floe size was encountered during the voyage was ~20-40 m. Patches of open water between floes adversely affect EM ice thickness measurements. Some sea ice was too thick to be measured by the EM instrument. An edited dataset containing acceptable sea ice thickness values is currently being created. Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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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 Size: 41232 kb
Phone: +61 3 6226 2477
Fax: +61 3 6223 2547
Email: James.Reid at
Contact Address:
School of Earth Sciences
GPO Box 252-79
University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-04-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23