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Sea Ice Observations from the Mikhail Somov (26th Russian Antarctic Expedition)
Entry ID: ASPECT_MS020281

Abstract: These data describe pack ice characteristics in the Antarctic sea ice zone.
These data are in the ASPeCt format.

National program: Russia
Vessel: Mikhail Somov
Dates in ice: 12 Feb 1981 - 17 Feb 1981
Observers: Unknown
Translation to ASPeCt format: Vladimir Smirnov

Summary of voyage track:
12/2 Ice edge at approx. 73S, 140W
12-13/2 From ice edge to Russkaya (136W)
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -73.0   S: -75.0   E: -136.0   W: -140.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Worby, A.P. and Smirnov, V.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Observations from the Mikhail Somov (26th Russian Antarctic Expedition)
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2001-09-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-02-12
Stop Date: 1981-02-17
start here with 1 in span in link Ancillary Description
Quality Each parameter is assigned a data quality flag as defined below:

Flag 1: Error free
Flag 2: Dubious. Non-specific errors
Flag 3: Known errors exist that can be fixed
Flag 4: Known errors exist that cannot be fixed
Flag 5: No data - not observed
Flag 6: Data in analog format only

Time and position: 1
Total ice concentration: 1
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Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. Note that to use the original log files, you will also need to download the provided software in order to extract the data.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.

Authors should acknowledge use of the ASPeCt data archive - "The ship-based sea ice and snow thickness data were provided by the SCAR Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) program (".

Creative Commons License
This "Sea Ice Observations from the Mikhail Somov (26th Russian Antarctic Expedition)" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: pdf, text
Fees: free
Phone: +7 812 352 1043
Fax: +7 812 352 2688
Email: vgs at
Contact Address:
38 Bering St
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
City: St Petersburg
Postal Code: 199397
Country: Russia
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-08-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-03-24

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