SHEBA Ocean Turbulence Mast Data Archive
Entry ID: ARCSS142

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Abstract: This data set includes a time series of temperature, conductivity, salinity, three-dimensional velocity, pressure, and magnetic heading at multiple levels in the boundary layer under the drifting ice floe. As part of the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) project, data were collected continuously for the approximately year-long experiment. However, the experiment was divided roughly ... View entire text
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Description: SHEBA Home Page

Description: SHEBA Reconnaissance Imagery
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 81.0   S: 74.0   E: -140.0   W: -170.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Miles McPhee
Dataset Title: SHEBA Ocean Turbulence Mast Data Archive
Dataset Release Date: 2006-05-17
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-10-09
Stop Date: 1998-09-27
Quality Some files with obvious problems or short durations are not included (for example, A001 to A006).
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 3 GB
Distribution Format: MATLAB
Fees: None
Phone: 509 658 2575
Email: miles at
Contact Address:
McPhee Research Company
450 Clover Springs Road
City: Naches
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98937
Country: USA
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McPhee, M. G. 2002. Turbulent stress at the ice/ocean interface and bottom surface hydraulic roughness during the SHEBA drift. Journal of Geophysical Research. 107(C10), 8037, doi: 10.1029/2000JC000633.

McPhee, M. G. 2001. Is ocean heat flux enhanced under rapidly growing ice? Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography. American Meteorological Society. 14-18 May ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-15
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