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Arctic Ocean Drift Tracks from Ships, Buoys and Manned Research Stations, 1872-1973

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Entry ID

G01358

Summary

Thirty-four drift tracks in the Arctic Ocean pack ice are collected in a unified tabular data format, one file per track. Data are from drifting ships, manned research stations on ice floes (ice islands) and data buoys. Track names are FRAM (ship, 1893 to 1896), NP-01 through NP-20 (Soviet North Pole stations on ice floes, 1937, 1950, 1954 to 1970), IGY-A and IGY-B (International Geophysical Year ice camps, 1957 to 59), T-3 (Fletcher's Ice Island, 1959 to 1970), ARLIS-II (Arctic Research Laboratory Ice Station II ice camp, 1961 to 1965), BTAE (British Transarctic Expedition, 1968 to 1969), seven buoys deployed during the AIDJEX (Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment) pilot study (1972), TEGG (Austrian ship Tegetthoff, 1872 to 1873) and St. Anna (Russian ship, 1912 to 1914).

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 80°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Colony, R. and A. S. Thorndike.
Dataset Title: Arctic Ocean Drift Tracks from Ships, Buoys and Manned Research Stations, 1872-1973
Dataset Release Date: 1984-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01358.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5D798B1

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1893-01-01
Stop Date: 1973-12-31

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion

Ancillary Keywords

  • Arctic
  • ice buoys
  • Ice Island
  • Sea Ice Drift
  • Ship Tracks

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • BUOYS
  • GROUND STATIONS
  • SHIPS

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NOAA User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP

Personnel

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Roger Colony
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 206 543-6615
Email: acsys@npolar.no
Contact Address:

  • ACSYS Program Office
  • PO BOX 5072 Majorstua
  • Middelthunsgt. 29
  • Oslo N-0301 Norway

A S Thorndike
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Polar Science Center
  • Applied Physics Laboratory

Related URL

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Sea Ice Products at NSIDC

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Access to Arctic ocean drift track information and data

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Arctic Climatology Project - EWG Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Norwegian North Polar Expedition 1893-1896: Oceanographic Data

Reference

AIDJEX Data Bank Digital Data Indices and Preliminary User's Guide. 1973. AIDJEX Bulletin. 19:125-148

Arctic Climatology Project. 2000. Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas. Edited by F. Fetterer and V. Radionov, Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center. CD-ROM.

Colony, R., and A. S. Thorndike. 1984. Estimate of the mean field of Arctic sea ice motion. J. Geophys. Res. 89(C6):10623-10629.

Hastings, A. D. 1971. Surface Climate of the Arctic Basin. U. S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories, Ft. Belvoir, VA. NTIS Order No. AD738-796.

National Snow and Ice Data Center. 2002. Norwegian North Polar Expedition 1893-1896: Oceanographic Data. Fridtjof Nansen, compiler. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1984-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-07

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