In situ Lagrangian drifting buoy data off East Antarctica for the austral spring of 2012, deployed during the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis
Entry ID: SIPEX_II_Buoys

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Abstract: In situ Lagrangian drifter positions were collected from nine expendable sea-ice buoys. Positions were collected by GPS receivers aboard each buoy and relayed via the CLS Argos satellite data system.

The scientific proposal for this project was based on the deployment of two meso-scale buoy arrays over the continental shelf break in the SIPEX 2012 experimental region. Resolving of ice motion ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -66.0   E: 122.0   W: 117.0

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-01
DRIFTING BUOYS Ancillary Description
Quality Deployment opportunities were compromised due to poor flying conditions (weather) as well as, at some occasions, due to inefficient flight scheduling.

Scientific deployment plan was not fully reflected in Service Level Agreement.

Standard Operating Procedures for ice-floe work via helicopter makes the ... View entire text
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Phone: +61 3 6226 7646
Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
Email: petra.heil at
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Antarctic CRC
GPO Box 252 - 80
University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Heil, P., J.K. Hutchings, A.P. Worby, M. Johansson, J. Launiainen, C. Haas, and W.D. Hibler III (2008), Tidal forcing on sea-ice drift and deformation in the Western Weddell Sea during December 2004, Deep-Sea Research II, 58, 8-9, 943-962
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DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-11-20
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