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International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958: Drifting Station Alpha Documentary Film
Entry ID: G02184

Abstract: This film documents the activities that occurred on Drifting Station Alpha in the Arctic Ocean during the International Geophysical Year, 1957 to 1958. The film is narrated by project leader, Norbert Untersteiner, and chronicles the life of the team as they built their camp and set up experiments. Station Alpha was the first long-term scientific base on arctic pack ice operated by a Western ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 87.0   S: 80.0   E: 180.0   W: 110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Untersteiner, N. and F. G. van der Hoeven.
Dataset Title: International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958: Drifting Station Alpha Documentary Film
Dataset Series Name: G02184
Dataset Release Date: 2009-07-31
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1957-04-01
Stop Date: 1958-11-30
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Format: MPEG
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University of Washington
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA
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Cabaniss, G. H. 1962. Geophysical Data from U.S. Arctic Ocean Drift Stations, 1957-1960. Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories AFCRL-62-683. Cottell, I. B. 1960. United States Research at Drifting Stations in the Arctic Ocean. Polar Record 10/(66): 269-274. Crary, A. P. 1966. Air Force Research Achievements on Drifting Stations. Arctic Drifting Stations, edited by J. E. Sater, Arctic Institute ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18