Entry_ID: NSIDC-0084
Entry_Title: IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: International Programme for Antarctic Buoys
   Dataset_Title: IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2001-01-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0084.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ian
   Last_Name: Allison
   Email: i.allison@antdiv.gov.au
   Phone: 61  3 6220 7648 
   Fax: 61   3 6220 2973 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Australian Antarctic Division
      Address: Channel Highway
      Address: Kingston Tasmania 7050
      Address: AUSTRALIA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Level Pressure
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Level Pressure
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Pressure
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Pressure
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Skin Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Skin Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Growth/Melt
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Growth/Melt
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Motion
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Motion
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Circulation
   Variable_Level_1: Buoy Position
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Circulation
   Variable_Level_1: Buoy Position
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Circulation
   Variable_Level_1: Ocean Currents
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Circulation
   Variable_Level_1: Ocean Currents
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Circulation
   Variable_Level_1: Wind-driven Circulation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Circulation
   Variable_Level_1: Wind-driven Circulation
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Level Pressure
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Level Pressure
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Surface Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Surface Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Water Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Water Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Growth/Melt
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Growth/Melt
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Motion
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Motion
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Keyword: Antarctic
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Atmospheric Pressure
Keyword: Buoys
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: Drifting Buoys
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: Geostrophic Ocean Currents
Keyword: Geostrophic Surface Currents
Keyword: geostrophic winds
Keyword: Ice
Keyword: ice buoys
Keyword: ice dynamics
Keyword: Ice Temperature
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Ocean
Keyword: Ocean Circulation
Keyword: Sea Ice
Keyword: Sea Ice Concentration
Keyword: Sea Ice Drift
Keyword: Sea Ice Velocity
Keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
Keyword: Water Temperature
Keyword: Weddell
Sensor_Name: ANEMOMETERS
Sensor_Name: ARGOS > ARGOS Data Collection and Position Location System
Sensor_Name: DRIFTING BUOYS
Sensor_Name: GPS RECEIVERS
Sensor_Name: PRESSURE SENSORS
Sensor_Name: PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS
Sensor_Name: THERMISTORS
Source_Name: BUOYS
Source_Name: GPS > Global Positioning System Satellites
Source_Name: RADIO TRANSMITTERS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1995-01-01
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -76
   Northernmost_Latitude: -57
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
   Maximum_Depth: 600 meters
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
   Detailed_Location: EAST ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ATLANTIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
   Detailed_Location: WEDDELL SEA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: INDIAN OCEAN
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
   Detailed_Location: BELLINGSHAUSEN SEA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: SOUTHERN OCEAN
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Project: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Project: IPAB > International Program for Antarctic Buoys
Project: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
Project: WCRP > World Climate Research Program
Group: Quality

   In January 1992, the DBCP implemented quality control guidelines for buoy data 
   distributed on the GTS. It set up an electronic bulletin board for exchanging 
   quality information on buoy data.  The DBCP Technical Coordinator is typically 
   the point of contact for ensuring data problems are resolved.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Summary

   The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) International Programme for 
   Antarctic Buoys (IPAB), through participating research organizations in 
   various countries, maintains a network of drifting buoys in the Antarctic sea 
   ice zone to support a better understanding of sea ice motion, meteorology, and 
   oceanography.  The IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data archive, presently 
   spanning the years 1995 to 1998, includes measurements of buoy position, 
   atmospheric pressure, air temperature, and sea surface temperature.  Data are 
   organized by daily and three-hour averages and the raw, instantaneous, 
   non-interpolated data values.  Data were collected from buoys initially 
   deployed in three study regions: East Antarctica; the Weddell Sea; and the 
   Bellingshausen, Amundsen, and Ross Seas.  Data are in ASCII text format and 
   are available by ftp.  Data updates will become available as data are 
   processed and new buoys are deployed.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0084_ipab_antarctic_buoys.gd.html
   Description: IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data Documentation
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/seaice/
   Description: Sea Ice Products at NSIDC
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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2001-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2010-04-12
DIF_Revision_History: Replaced last "View Related Information" link under "Related URL" section