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Ice Draft and Ice Velocity Data in the Beaufort Sea, 1990-2003

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

G02177

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Melling, H. and D. A. Riedel.
Publication Date: 20080901
Title: Ice Draft and Ice Velocity Data in the Beaufort Sea, 1990-2003
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g02177.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N58913S6

Description:

Abstract:

This data set provides measurement of sea ice draft (m) and the movement of sea ice (cm/s) over the continental shelf of the Eastern Beaufort Sea. The data set spans April 1990 to September 2003. The data set was acquired to assist in determining the character and recurrence of ice features hazardous to offshore industrial activity, specifically for the exploitation of hydrocarbon reserves and the impact of climate variability and change on the Beaufort Sea ice regime. Observations were made using two types of self-contained Upward Looking Sonar (ULS) moored near the sea floor: an Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS) used to obtain ice draft data and an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) used to obtain the ice velocity data. The data are provided in ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Melling, H. and D. A. Riedel.
Publication Date: 20080901
Title: Ice Draft and Ice Velocity Data in the Beaufort Sea, 1990-2003
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g02177_draft_and_veloc/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19900401
Ending Date: 20030930

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -133.828°
East Bounding Coordinate: -125.577°
North Bounding Coordinate: 74.152°
South Bounding Coordinate: 70.083°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Oceans Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Velocity

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Theme Keyword: UPWARD LOOKING SONAR

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Draft
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Drift
Theme Keyword: Sea Ice Velocity

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Ocean Arctic Ocean Beaufort Sea

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Humfrey Melling
Contact Organization: Institute of Ocean Sciences, Science Branch - Pacific Region

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • 9860 West Saanich Road
  • P.O. Box 6000
  • Sidney, BC V8L-4B2
  • CANADA
City: Unknown
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: Unknown

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 250 363-6552 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 250 363-6746 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: melling@ios.bc.ca

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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:

G02177

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.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130312

Metadata Review Date:

20130312

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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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

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