Arctic Marine Transportation Program 1979-1986

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Entry ID

G02196

Summary

The purpose of this program was to collect data relevant to developing year-round transportation capabilities in the Arctic Ocean. The US Maritime Administration sponsored this multi-year program to define environmental conditions in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas; to obtain data to improve design criteria for ice-worthy ships and offshore structures; and to demonstrate the operational feasibility of commercial icebreaking ships along possible future Arctic marine routes. The research was performed using the US Coast Guard Polar Star and Polar Sea ice-class ships, which were at the time the world's most powerful non-nuclear icebreakers and the only US ships capable of mid-winter Arctic operations.

The items in this data set are PDFs of Arctic Marine Transportation reports with embedded data, along with a PDF of the Achievement Record Brochure (Achievement_Record_1979_1984_Brochure.pdf), and JPEG images providing a historical context of the program. The 15 JPEG images and a PDF of accompanying captions (G02196_images_captions.pdf) are located in the images directory.

The PDF reports, an Executive Summary (Executive_Summary_Arctic_Marine_Transportation_Program.pdf), and the Appendix to the Executive Summary (Executive_Summary_Arctic_Marine_Transportation_Program_Appendix_A_List_of_Reports.pdf) are located in the Arctic_Marine_Transportation_Reports directory. Note that page 33 of the Executive Summary is missing. The Appendix to the Executive Summary contains an index of reports included in this data set. This index lists 64 reports; however, out of these 64, the following reports were never included and their location is unknown: 1, 4, 36, 37, 60, 61, and 62. Also note that reports 35 and 44 come in two parts.

The data cover the years 1979 to 1986 and were collected from ships in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas. Data are available via FTP.

This data is being provided as is. NOAA@NSIDC believes these data to be of value, but is unable to provide documentation. If you have information about this data set that others would find useful, please contact NSIDC User Services.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 54°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Richard Voelker
Dataset Title: Arctic Marine Transportation Program 1979-1986
Dataset Release Date: 2010-07-25
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02196.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5V40S44

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 1986-12-31

Location Keywords

  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN BERING SEA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Floes
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Temperature
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Types
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Salinity
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration
  • Oceans Sea Ice
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Floes
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Temperature
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Types
  • Oceans Sea Ice Salinity
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration

Ancillary Keywords

  • Arctic Ocean
  • Ice Breaker
  • ICE BREAKERS
  • Ocean
  • Ocean Water Salinity

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Oceans
  • Transportation

Platform

  • POLAR POLAR

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

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: 362 MB
Distribution Format: PDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 656 KB
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Personnel

Richard P. Voelker
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: richard.voelker@marad.dot.gov
Contact Address:

  • US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration

Country: USA

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

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Arctic Marine
Transport Workshop
28-30 September 2004 Summary

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Arctic MarineTransport Workshop28-30 September 2004 Summary

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Arctic Trafficability Program: A Review

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Voelker, Richard 1984. Arctic Trafficability Program - A Review. Naval Engineers Journal 96(3)

Reference

Brigham, Lawson, and Ellis, Ben. Arctic Marine Transport Workshop, held at Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University, 28-20 September 2004, Cambridge, UK. Retrieved June 21, 2010 at http://www.arctic.gov/publications/arctic_marine_transport.pdf.

Garret, R., Rinehart, V., & Voelker, R. Conclusions from the First Marine Transit to Point Barrow in Winter 1981 (by USCGC Polar Sea) Offshore Technology Conference, 3-6 May 1982, Houston, Texas.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-07-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-12

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