Entry_ID: G01358
Entry_Title: Arctic Ocean Drift Tracks from Ships, Buoys and Manned Research Stations, 1872-1973
Group: 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
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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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Roger
   Last_Name: Colony
   Email: acsys@npolar.no
   Phone: 1 206 543-6615 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: ACSYS Program Office
      Address: PO BOX 5072 Majorstua
      Address: Middelthunsgt. 29
      Address: Oslo  N-0301 Norway
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: A
   Middle_Name: S
   Last_Name: Thorndike
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Polar Science Center
      Address: Applied Physics Laboratory
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Motion
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Motion
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
ISO_Topic_Category: Oceans
Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: ice buoys
Keyword: Ice Island
Keyword: Sea Ice Drift
Keyword: Ship Tracks
Source_Name: BUOYS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Source_Name: SHIPS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1893-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1973-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 80
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ARCTIC OCEAN
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Data_Set_Language: English
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: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NOAA
      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
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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).

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/seaice/
   Description: Sea Ice Products at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/G01358.html
   Description: Access to Arctic ocean drift track information and data
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g01938.html
   Description: Arctic Climatology Project - EWG Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g02120.html
   Description: Norwegian North Polar Expedition 1893-1896: Oceanographic Data
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IDN_Node: USA/NOAA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1984-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-07
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI