Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1342
See the link below for public details on this project.
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This project involves field trialling of software written as part of ASAC project 1212 (2000-2001) to determine sea-ice thickness in real-time from ship-borne electromagnetic induction measurements. Computer simulation of ship- and helicopter-borne ... electromagnetic induction measurements over realistic sea-ice structures will also be performed in order to assess the suitability and cost-effectiveness of helicopter-mounted systems for future Antarctic sea-ice thickness measurements.
Equipment used in this study were the IBEO PS100 infrared laser altimeter and the Geonics EM31 geophysical electromagnetic induction device.
The fields in this dataset are:
DAY is Julian day
TIME is in seconds after midnight (UTC).
LASER is the laser altitude above the snow/ice (metres). A zero reading
indicates no return (open water).
PITCH is pitch of the system in degrees.
ROLL is roll of the system in degrees.
COND-A is analogue conductivity from the EM31 (not used).
PHASE-A is analogue in-phase response from the EM31 (not used).
COND is the estimated depth to seawater (metres) from the EM31-ICE processing module.
PHASE is the EM31 in-phase response (expressed as parts per thousand of the primary field). A value of 9.99 indicates the magnetic field was too large to be recorded.
a is the electrode spacing.
R is the measured resistance.
Rho is the apparent conductivity (not true conductivity) = 2 aR.
CONDUCTIVITY = 1/Rho.