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Light absorbing impurity profiles in snow on sea-ice collected during SIPEX II
Entry ID: SIPEX_II_Impurities

Abstract: Particulate impurities in snow such as dust and soot can absorb sunlight. This is important for snow albedo in the Arctic, but probably not in the Antarctic. Snow was collected in plastic bags through the full depth of the snowpack over first-year sea ice at several locations: one location each on Ice Stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, upwind of the ship. The snow was melted and the meltwater filtered.
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  N: -42.0   S: -66.0   E: 147.0   W: 113.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Meiners, K., Warren, S.G. and Zatko, M.C.
Dataset Title: Light absorbing impurity profiles in snow on sea-ice collected during SIPEX II
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-09-08
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-14
Stop Date: 2012-11-04
Quality Our sampling techniques got better with each ice station, but at the first few ice stations there was a considerable amount of lint in our snow samples. The lint was likely from our gloves. The lint can be carefully removed from the filters once back in Seattle so our results will not be affected.
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Australian Antarctic Division
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Postal Code: 7050
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Sea-ice Ecologist
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-09-11