dataset

Metadata for 'Standardized_Manual_Visual_Ship-Based_SeaIceObservations_Arctic'

General Information

Name
Standardized_Manual_Visual_Ship-Based_SeaIceObservations_Arctic
Summary
This data set contains standardized, manual, visual ship-based sea-ice observations for the Arctic Ocean. These are observations mainly from research ships navigating in sea-ice covered waters. These observations are carried out according to the ASSISt/IceWatch protocol (http://icewatch.gina.alaska.edu/) which is based on the ASPeCt protocol (http://www.aspect.aq) modified for the Arctic.
The data set includes:
- date and time
- latitude, longitude
- a ship-cruise identifyer
- total sea-ice concentration
- concentration, ice type, ice thickness, floe size, surface type, snow depth, ridged ice fraction, ridge height, stage of melt, melt pond concentration for ice thickness category I (the thickest sea ice)
- concentration, ice type, ice thickness, floe size, surface type, snow depth, ridged ice fraction, ridge height, stage of melt, melt pond concentration for ice thickness category II (the 2nd thickest sea ice)
- concentration, ice type, ice thickness, floe size, surface type, snow depth, ridged ice fraction, ridge height, stage of melt, melt pond concentration for ice thickness category III (the 3rd thickest sea ice)
- other ice type thinner than category III
- other ice type thicker than category III
- observer and comments
- significant weather, visibility, total cloud cover, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature,sea water temperature,relative humidity, air pressure (hPa)
- ship speed, ship heading
- other comments
Data are given for each ship cruise in chronological order. For temporally overlapping ship cruises data of the cruise starting first come first.
For times or geographic locations without observations and/or for cases where not all parameters listed above were observed, missing values are included.
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude 55 to 90 Altitude: 0 m
Temporal Coverage
2002-05-08 to 2015-11-04 (calendrical time coverage of data)
Use constraints
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Access constraints
registered users
Size
271.93 KiB (278459 Byte)
Format
GZ
Progress
completely archived
Creation Date
Future Review Date
2029-10-02
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[Entry acronym: SMVSBSIOA_3875805] [Entry id: 3875805]