AWI Moored ULS Data, Greenland Sea and Fram Strait, 1991-2002

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Entry ID

G02139

Summary

This data set consists of Upward Looking Sonar (ULS) data from 11 moorings in the Greenland Sea. Parameters in the processed data files include ice draft, water pressure, and water temperature. Raw data files with sonar travel time, and files with draft frequency of occurrence, are available as well. A single statistical file for each mooring summarizes that mooring’s record. These data were contributed by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany, in 2002 and 2004, as a contribution to the World Climate Research Programme’s Arctic Climate System Study/Climate and Cryosphere (ACSYS/CliC) Project. Data are available via FTP.

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Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 79°     S: 74.4°     E: 12.98333°     W: 2°     Min Altitude: 48 meters     Max Altitude: 82 meters    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Witte, H. and E. Fahrbach.
Dataset Title: AWI Moored ULS Data, Greenland Sea and Fram Strait, 1991-2002
Dataset Release Date: 2005-08-31
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02139.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5G15XSR

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1991-08-01
Stop Date: 2002-09-30

Data Resolution

Vertical Resolution: 63 m

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA GREENLAND GREENLAND SEA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Oceans Ocean Pressure Water Pressure
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature Water Temperature
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Draft
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Surface Water Water Pressure

Ancillary Keywords

  • Moored Buoys
  • Moored Upward Looking Sonar
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Sea Ice Draft
  • Under-ice Surface
  • Upward Looking Sonar
  • Water Pressure
  • Water Temperature

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • BUOYS
  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS

Instrument

  • UPWARD LOOKING SONAR

Quality

Quality control for binary and ASCII data output files takes place as follows. Binary-data: Start time, sample time, time to water and time marks are controlled with rawuls.exe. Days with missing time marks are left out and binary data are converted to ASCII data with sepuls.c.

ASCII-data: Start and end time of lowdraftdata (the data acquired at 5 minute intervals) are controlled. Start and end time of highdraftdata (the data acquired at 10 second intervals for 25 minutes at 0000 and 1200 UTC) are controlled. Temperature and pressure data are plotted.

Access Constraints

None.

Use Constraints

None.

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
Distribution Size: 1.1 - 307 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

E. Fahrbach
Role: INVESTIGATOR

Hannelore Witte
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
  • Am Handelshafen 12

City: Bremerhaven
Country: Germany

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

Related URL

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Moored Upward Looking Sonar Data

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Access to documentation and data.

Reference

Harms, S., Fahrbach, E., Strass, V. 2001. Sea ice transports in the Weddell Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research 106 (C5): 9057-9073.

WCRP Informal Report No. 15/2004: Workshop on Sea-Ice Thickness Measurements from Moored Ice-Profiling Sonars: Calibration, Data Processing and Application (Tromsø, Norway, 1-3 July 2002).

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-07

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