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Atlas of Antarctic Sea Ice Drift
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Abstract: The project of a digital Atlas of Antarctic Sea Ice Drift aims at providing a comprehensive view of sea ice motion around Antarctica as a reference for ocean and climate modeling. It also provides statistics on the state of sea ice cover for weather forecasting models and ship routing.

The Atlas is based on data covering almost two decades starting at 1979, and focuses on sea ice variability ... View entire text
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Carolin Schmitt, Christoph Kottmeier, Stefanie Wassermann, Mark Drinkwater
Dataset Title: Atlas of Antarctic Sea Ice Drift
Other Citation Details: The work was performed at the Institut fur Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Universitat Karlsruhe by funding of the DFG Project Ko924/3-1.
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: annual
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
Use Constraints The use of the included data and images is free and should be acknowledged in
the following way if there are no other statements given: C. Schmitt, Ch.
Kottmeier, S. Wassermann, M. Drinkwater: Atlas of Antarctic Sea Ice Drift,
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Data Center
Institut fur Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK), Universitat Fridericiana Karlsruhe (University of Karlsruhe), Germany Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +31 71 565 4514
Fax: +31 71 565 5675
Email: Mark.Drinkwater at
Contact Address:
European Space Agency - ESTEC
City: Noordwijk
Province or State: ZH
Postal Code: 2201AZ
Country: The Netherlands
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: ASCII, GIF, PDF
Fees: none
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05