These data describe pack ice characteristics in the Antarctic sea ice zone.
These data are in the ASPeCt format.
National program: United States
Vessel: Nathaniel B. Palmer
Dates in ice: 1 Sept 2007 - 31 Oct 2007
Observers: Penelope Wagner, John Pena, Sarah Anderson and others.
Summary of voyage track:
06/09 3 GMT first record of ice edge at approx. 63 degrees 22 S, and 68 degrees 25 W ... toward Palmer Station, Antarctica in the Amundsen Sea due to electrical fire that began in Drake's Passage en route to the Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica. 19 GMT arrived at NBP at Palmer Station, Antarctica at 64 degrees 46S and 64 degrees 04W to respond to safety protocol with NSF and Raytheon.
08/09 18:30 GMT depart Palmer Station toward Punta Arenas, Chile port.
09/09 22 GMT reach ice edge toward Chile.
24/09 17 GMT first record of ice edge at approx. 66 degrees 47S and 89 degrees 05W toward ice station Belgica in Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica.
27/09 23GMT NBP parked at approximately 70 degrees 41S and 90 degrees 58W at Ice Station Belgica to perform 4 week station work.
24/10 10:30 GMT depart Ice Station Belgica toward Punta Arenas, Chile
27/10 8GMT reached ice edge.
Total observations: 192
The fields in this dataset are:
SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
SEA ICE FLOE SIZE
SEA ICE SNOW COVER
SEA ICE THICKNESS
SEA ICE TOPOGRAPHY
SEA ICE TYPE
FRAME COUNTER FOR FILM
VIDEO RECORDER COUNTER HH:MM:SS
CLOUD IN OKTAS