Submarine Upward Looking Sonar Ice Draft Profile Data and Statistics

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Entry ID

G01360

Summary

This data set consists of upward looking sonar draft data collected by submarines in the Arctic Ocean. It includes data from both U.S. Navy and Royal Navy submarines. Maps showing submarine tracks are available. Data are provided as ice draft profiles and as statistics derived from the profile data. Statistics files include information concerning ice draft characteristics, keels, level ice, leads, un- deformed and deformed ice. Data from the U.S. Navy's Digital Ice Profiling System (DIPS) have been interpolated and processed for release as unclassified data at the U.S. Army's Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire. Data from the analog draft recording system were digitized and then processed by the Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington. Data from British submarines were provided by the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. All data sources used similar processing methods in order to ensure a consistent data set.

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Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 70°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Dataset Title: Submarine Upward Looking Sonar Ice Draft Profile Data and Statistics
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01updated 2006
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01360.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N54Q7RWK

Location Keywords

  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Deformation
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Roughness
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Leads
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Deformation
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Roughness
  • Oceans Sea Ice Leads

Ancillary Keywords

  • Declassified Naval Submarine Data
  • Ice Draft
  • Submarine Data
  • Upward Looking Sonar

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • SUBMARINE

Instrument

  • SONAR Sound Navigation and Ranging
  • UPWARD LOOKING SONAR

Data Set Progress

in work

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

W. B. Tucker III
Role: INVESTIGATOR

S. F. Ackley
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: sackley@pol.ne

D. Eppler
Role: INVESTIGATOR

D. Farmer
Role: INVESTIGATOR

N. R. Davis
Role: INVESTIGATOR

P. Wadhams
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: pw11@cam.ac.uk
Contact Address:

  • University of Cambridge
  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Y. Yu
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: yanling@apl.washington.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington

M. Wensnahan
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: thinice@apl.washington.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington

D. A. Rothrock
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: rothrock@apl.washington.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Sea Ice Products at NSIDC

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-05

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