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Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment (AIDJEX) Second Pilot Study, March - May 1972: A Documentary Film

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Entry ID

G02183

Summary

The project described in this documentary was a pilot study conducted in 1972 in preparation for the AIDJEX main experiment of 1975 to 1976. The study included a main camp on drifting sea ice in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska along with two satellite camps forming a station triangle with a 100 km side length. A detailed description of the observational program and a running account of the results can be found in the AIDJEX Bulletin series published between 1970 and the end of the project in 1978. The Bulletin is accessible in hard copy in the Roger G. Barry Resource Office for Cryospheric Studies at NSIDC. The Polar Science Center at the University of Washington maintains an AIDJEX electronic library. It includes downloadable copies of the contents of all 40 AIDJEX Bulletins, AIDJEX Operations Manuals for the Pilot Study and the Main Experiment, and other resources. 

The film was produced by Hannes Zell and Dieter Wittich of Vienna, Austria under an arrangement with the AIDJEX Project Office at the University of Washington. The transfer of the original 16 mm film to electronic medium was performed by Victory Studios of Seattle, Washington, USA. The digital copy was donated to NSIDC by Dr. Norbert Untersteiner, AIDJEX Project Director.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 80°     S: 72°     E: -125°     W: -165°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Untersteiner, N.
Dataset Title: Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment (AIDJEX) Second Pilot Study, March - May 1972: A Documentary Film
Dataset Release Date: 2008-12-12
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02183.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5RB72JM

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1972-03-01
Stop Date: 1972-05-31

Location Keywords

  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BEAUFORT SEA

Science Keywords

  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion

Ancillary Keywords

  • Air Sea Ice Interaction
  • Arctic Sea Ice
  • Beaufort Sea
  • Sea Ice
  • Sea Ice Drift
  • Sea Ice Motion

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Data Set Progress

complete

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

NSIDC Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/rocs/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC ARC 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

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: DVD

Personnel

Norbert Untersteiner
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington

City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NSIDC's AIDJEX Overview Web site

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NSIDC's AIDJEX Web site

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
University of Washington AIDJEX electronic library Web site

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
University of Washington AIDJEX Web site

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Arctic Ocean Drift Tracks from Ships, Buoys and Manned Research Stations, 1872-1973

Reference

Unterseiner, N., Thorndike, A.S., Rothrock, D.A., and Hunkins, K.L. 2007. AIDJEX Revisited: A Look Back at the U.S.-Canadian Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment 1970 – 1978. Arctic 60, no. 3: 327-336.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2008-12-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-12

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