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Brine flow through sea ice
Entry ID: ASAC_1060

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1060
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Sea ice exhibits a marked transition in its fluid transport properties at a critical brine volume fraction Pc of about 5 percent, or temperature Tc of about -5 degrees Celsius for salinity of 5 parts per thousand. For temperatures warmer than Tc brine ... View entire text
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Description: Public information for ASAC project 1060
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -68.0   E: 5.0   W: -20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lytle, V.
Dataset Title: Brine flow through sea ice
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-07-01
Stop Date: 1994-08-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints PDF copies of the referenced papers are available for download by AAD staff at the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

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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 Size: 7.90 MB
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6226 7652
Email: vicky.lytle at
Contact Address:
GPO Box 252-80
Antarctic CRC
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
M.Rapley, V.I. , Lytle (1998), Brine infiltration in the snow cover of sea ice in the eastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica., Annals of Glaciology, 27, 461 - 465
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10