Entry_ID: G02184
Entry_Title: International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958: Drifting Station Alpha Documentary Film
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Untersteiner, N. and F. G. van der Hoeven. 
   Dataset_Title: International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958: Drifting Station Alpha Documentary Film
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2009-07-31
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02184.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5MK69TW
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Norbert
   Last_Name: Untersteiner
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Washington
      City: Seattle
      Province_or_State: WA
      Postal_Code: 98195
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Frans
   Middle_Name: G.
   Last_Name: van der Hoeven
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Delft Univerisyt of Technology
      Address: Department of Geophysics
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Motion
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Sea Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Ice Motion
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
Keyword: Drifting Station
Keyword: Polar Sea Ice
Keyword: Sea Ice
Keyword: Sea Ice Drift
Keyword: Sea Ice Motion
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1957-04-01
   Stop_Date: 1958-11-30
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 80
   Northernmost_Latitude: 87
   Westernmost_Longitude: 110
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ARCTIC OCEAN
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Data_Set_Language: English
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   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
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      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC ARC > NSIDC Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center 
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/rocs/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC ARC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         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
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   Data_Center_Name: NOAA @ NSIDC > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NOAA
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: DVD
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Group: Reference

   Cabaniss, G. H. 1962. Geophysical Data from U.S. Arctic Ocean Drift Stations, 
   1957-1960. Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories AFCRL-62-683.

   Cottell, I. B. 1960. United States Research at Drifting Stations in the Arctic 
   Ocean. Polar Record 10/(66): 269-274.

   Crary, A. P. 1966. Air Force Research Achievements on Drifting Stations. 
   Arctic Drifting Stations, edited by J. E. Sater, Arctic Institute of North 
   America, Warrenton, VA: 113-125.

   Leary, W. M., and L. A. LeSchack. 1996. Project Coldfeet, Naval Institute 
   Press, Annapolis: 196 pp. Fletcher, J. O. 1966. Origin and Early Utilization 
   of Aircraft-Supported Drifting Stations. Arctic Drifting Stations, edited by 
   J.E. Sater, Arctic Institute of North America, Warrenton, VA: 1-13.

   Salter, J. E. 1968. Arctic Drifting Stations, Arctic Institute of North 
   America, Washington, D.C.

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Group: Summary

   This film documents the activities that occurred on Drifting Station Alpha in 
   the Arctic Ocean during the International Geophysical Year, 1957 to 1958. The 
   film is narrated by project leader, Norbert Untersteiner, and chronicles the 
   life of the team as they built their camp and set up experiments. Station 
   Alpha was the first long-term scientific base on arctic pack ice operated by a 
   Western country. At the time of its establishment, Russia had already operated 
   six drifting ice camps of this kind. However, due to the strategic importance 
   and sensitivity of the Arctic Basin, little information from these early 
   stations had reached the West. The documentary was filmed and produced by 
   Frans van der Hoeven (Senior Scientist at Station Alpha) and Norbert 
   Untersteiner (Scientific Leader of Station Alpha). Station Alpha drifted in an 
   area of the Arctic ocean located 500 km north of Barrow, Alaska USA from April 
   1957 to November 1958; the film covers this entire time period. Digitized 
   copies of the film are available on DVD.

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      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g01938.html
   Description: Arctic Climatology Project - EWG Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas
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      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0057.html
   Description: Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) LMRF Arctic Subset
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2009-07-31
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-12
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI to metadata record