Sea Ice Mass Balance in the Antarctic - Aspect Ice Observations
Entry ID: SIMBA_Aspect_Ice_Observations

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Summary
Abstract: The dataset contains manual recordings transcribed into electronic format, following the ASPeCt (Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate) protocol, for inclusion in the cruise data set. Although the observations are necessarily subjective to each person's individual biases, when taken as a whole, the data set revealed some statistically valid trends in winter sea ice conditions of Western ... View entire text

Purpose: ASPeCt is an expert working group of the SCAR whose aim is to help improve and standardize understanding of the Antarctic sea ice zone through ongoing field programs, remote sensing and numerical modeling. Towards the end of the cruise as the spring season was approaching, the ice edge seemed to retreat per images transmitted from radar images such as Radarsat and Envisat. With these resources, and the ASPeCt observations, we can determine preliminary ice conditions for this region to set a precedent for future studies. The observational data set has been contributed to an archive consisting of over 100 similar cruise data sets that in aggregate provide a circumpolar view of Antarctic sea ice properties.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -61.85   S: -70.68   E: -64.05   W: -94.85

Parent DIF
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Project ID: SIMBA Drift Station

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-06
Stop Date: 2007-10-27
Access Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEPHEN ACKLEY
Phone: +1 1 210 341 6556
Email: sackley at pol.net, Stephen.ackley at utsa.edu
Contact Address:
118 W Castle Ln
City: San Antonio
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 78213
Country: USA


Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1 1 210 341 6556
Email: sackley at pol.net, Stephen.ackley at utsa.edu
Contact Address:
118 W Castle Ln
City: San Antonio
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 78213
Country: USA
Publications/References
Ozsoy-Cicek, B., Kern, S., Ackley, S.F., Xie, H., Tekeli, A.E. (May 2011), Intercomparisons of Antarctic sea ice properties from ship observations, active and passive microwave satellite observations in the Bellingshausen Sea, Deep Sea Research II, 58, 9-10, 1092-1111, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.031, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967064510003164
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-04-20
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