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Morphometric Characteristics of Ice and Snow in the Arctic Basin: Aircraft Landing Observations from the Former Soviet Union, 1928-1989

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

G02140

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Compiled by I. P. Romanov.
Publication Date: 20040317
Title: Morphometric Characteristics of Ice and Snow in the Arctic Basin: Aircraft Landing Observations from the Former Soviet Union, 1928-1989
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g02140.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5B8562T

Description:

Abstract:

This data set contains sea ice and snow measurements collected during aircraft landings associated with the Soviet Union's historical Sever airborne and North Pole drifting station programs. The High-Latitude Airborne Annual Expeditions Sever (Sever means North) took place in 1937, 1941, 1948-1952, and 1954-1993 (Konstantinov and Grachev, 2000). In Spring 1993, the last (45th) Sever expedition finished long-term activity in the Arctic. Snow and sea ice data were collected, along with meteorological and hydrological measurements (the latter are not part of this data set). Up to 202 landings were accomplished each year. The data set contains measurements of 23 parameters, including ice thickness and snow depth on the runway and surrounding area; ridge, hummock, and sastrugi dimensions and areal coverage; and snow density. The sea ice thickness data are of particular importance, as ice thickness measurements for the Arctic Basin are scarce. These data are a subset of those used to create the atlas Morphometric Characteristics of Ice and Snow in the Arctic Basin, self-published by Ilya P. Romanov in 1993, and republished by Backbone Publishing Company in 1995. Romanov provided these data to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in 1994.

Purpose: scientific research

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Citation Information:

Originator: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Compiled by I. P. Romanov.
Publication Date: 20040317
Title: Morphometric Characteristics of Ice and Snow in the Arctic Basin: Aircraft Landing Observations from the Former Soviet Union, 1928-1989
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g02140_romanov_arctic_seaice/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19280601
Ending Date: 19890531

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

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Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: 64°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Deformation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Floes Length
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Floes Width
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Roughness Hummocks
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Elevation Hummocks
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Ice Deformation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Ice Floes Length
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Ice Floes Width
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Ice Roughness Hummocks
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: SNOW MEASURING ROD

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AIRCRAFT
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme Keyword: MOORINGS
Theme Keyword: OCEAN PLATFORMS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme Keyword: oceans

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Aircraft
Theme Keyword: Arctic Basin
Theme Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: g02140
Theme Keyword: NOAA
Theme Keyword: North Pole
Theme Keyword: North Pole drifting station
Theme Keyword: Sever

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Eastern Europe Russia
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Arctic Arctic Basin

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

G02140

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

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Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130307

Metadata Review Date:

20130307

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata