Measurement of ocean waves and ice coupled waves near a fast ice boundary, McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K137_1990_1993_NZ_1

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Abstract: Ocean waves interact with Antarctic ice. Pack ice acts as a barrier to wave penetration, and attenuates the propagating waves. The presence of fast ice changes the nature of the wave interaction so that the wave characteristics are now determined by the properties of the ice. The interaction of ocean wave with the fast ice boundary and its contribution to ice breakup was determined experimentally ... View entire text
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  N: -77.68   S: -77.68   E: 166.38   W: 166.38
  N: -77.56   S: -77.56   E: 166.22   W: 166.22
  N: -77.5   S: -77.5   E: 165.5   W: 165.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-20
Stop Date: 1991-01-27
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Quality The raw data is held by NIWA on 90's optical disks. Please contact:

Murray Smith
Private Bag 14901
New Zealand
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Poulter, E.M. McGregor, J.A. Smith, M.J. Ireland, W. 1991 Microwave Bragg scattering from the sea surface at shallow grazing angles. Remote sensing: global monitoring for Earth management: proceedings of the International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, Espoo, Finland, Helsinki University of Technology, 1991. New York Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Vol. 3
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-06
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