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ASPECT - Antarctic sea ice thickness distribution from ship observations collected between 1980 - 2004
Entry ID: ASPECT

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Summary
Abstract: Ship observations, collected over the period 1980 - 2004, will be used to determine the regional and seasonal variability of the Antarctic sea ice thickness distribution. The thickness of Antarctic sea ice is not well understood, and cannot be determined from remote sensing, yet it plays an integral role in the climate system and is climatically sensitive. This project aims to establish a baseline of sea ice thickness using data compiled from many different countries, which is required by scientists across many disciplines.

This is a parent record for the project. For details on individual cruises, see the child records.

This work was completed as part of ASAC project 2669 - ASAC_2699.
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Description: Download point for sea ice software
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -80.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
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Platform
SHIPS Ancillary Description
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 5414
Email: tony.worby at csiro.au
Contact Address:
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Castray Esplanade
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Brandt R.E., Warren S.G., Worby A.P., Grenfell T.C. (2005), Surface albedo of the Antarctic sea ice zone., Journal of Climate, 17, 18, 3606-3622
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10

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