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Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment (CEAREX) Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0020

Summary

CEAREX was a multi-platform field program conducted in the Norwegian Seas and Greenland north to Svalbard from September 1988 through May 1989. Canada, Denmark, France, Norway and the United States participated in the experiment. Primary data from CEAREX are available on FTP in ASCII format along with some data from the Marginal Ice Zone Experiment (MIZEX) and the Eurasian Basin Experiment (EUBEX).

Meteorology data from CEAREX and the MIZEX (1983, 1984, 1987) include near-surface time series and rawinsonde (upper-air sounding) profiles of wind, pressure, temperature, and humidity collected on ship platforms and ice floe stations. A collection of hydrography data include CTD, STD, and bottle data from a ship and two operations camps. Hydrography data also include data from the MIZEX, the EUBEX, NODC archives, and a merged set of data from five other cruises. Sea ice data consist of compressive stress measurements made in a multi-year floe, stress sensor data for time series of stress invariants, and ice accelerometer data for movements associated with the deformation of multi-year ice floes. Noise data consist of acoustic measurements from a variety of hydrophone and geophone arrays, and ambient noise observations from a ship using omni-directional hydrophones tethered beneath the ice cover. Biophysical data include bottle sample, zooplankton sampling, and bioluminescence data. Bathymetry data consist of gridded trackline data collected from the two operations camps, and digital bottom bathymetry and continental topography data for the Fram Strait region and a portion of the Arctic Ocean. Sample position data consist of hourly listings of position and velocity for both manned stations and unmanned drifting buoys. Data are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 60°     E: 30°     W: -30°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Dataset Title: Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment (CEAREX) Data
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-05
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0020.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1988-03-01
Stop Date: 1989-05-31

Location Keywords

  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BARENTS SEA
  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Altitude Barometric Altitude
  • Atmosphere Altitude Station Height
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity Relative Humidity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Water Vapor Relative Humidity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds Wind Speed/Direction
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Upper Level Winds Wind Speed/Direction
  • Biological Classification Animals/Invertebrates Plankton Zooplankton
  • Biological Classification Plants Plankton Phytoplankton
  • Biological Classification Protists Plankton Phytoplankton
  • Biological Classification Protists Plankton Zooplankton
  • Biosphere Aquatic Ecosystems Benthic Habitat
  • Biosphere Aquatic Ecosystems Marine Habitat
  • Biosphere Aquatic Ecosystems Pelagic Habitat
  • Biosphere Ecological Dynamics Bioluminescence
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Heat Flux
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Deformation
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Edges
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Floes
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt Ice Growth Rate
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Temperature
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Leads
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Pack Ice
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Polynyas
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration Ice Compactness
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Drift
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
  • Oceans Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography Water Depth
  • Oceans Ocean Acoustics Acoustic Attenuation/Transmission Acoustic Scattering
  • Oceans Ocean Acoustics Ambient Noise
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Alkalinity
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Carbon Dioxide
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Chlorophyll
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Nitrate
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Nitrite
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Nitrogen
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Nutrients
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Organic Matter
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry pH
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Phosphate
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Pigments Pigment Concentration
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Silicate
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry Trace Elements
  • Oceans Ocean Circulation Ocean Currents
  • Oceans Ocean Circulation Upwelling/Downwelling
  • Oceans Ocean Optics Bioluminescence
  • Oceans Ocean Optics Fluorescence
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature Sea Surface Temperature
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature Water Temperature
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds Wind Speed/Direction
  • Oceans Salinity/Density Conductivity
  • Oceans Salinity/Density Salinity
  • Oceans Sea Ice Heat Flux
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Deformation
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Edges
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Floes
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt Ice Growth Rate
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Temperature
  • Oceans Sea Ice Leads
  • Oceans Sea Ice Pack Ice
  • Oceans Sea Ice Polynyas
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Concentration Ice Campactness
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Drift
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion Ice Velocity
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Extent

Ancillary Keywords

  • Acoustics
  • Ambient Noise
  • Ammonium
  • Barents Sea
  • Bioluminescence
  • Carbon
  • CEAREX
  • EUBEX
  • Fluorescence
  • Greenland Sea
  • Haakon Mosby
  • Hydrography
  • Ice Acceleration
  • Ice Breakup
  • Ice Deformation
  • Ice Drift
  • ice dynamics
  • Ice Floe
  • Ice Motion
  • Ice Scattering
  • Ice Stress
  • Meteorology
  • MIZEX
  • MIZEX-83
  • MIZEX-84
  • MIZEX-87
  • Norwegian Sea
  • ONR
  • Phaeopigments
  • Platinum Resistance Thermometer
  • Polarbjorn
  • Polar Circle
  • Polar Queen
  • Polarstern
  • Relative Humidity
  • SIZEX
  • Under-Ice Noise
  • Valdivia
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT
  • BUOYS
  • GROUND STATIONS
  • HELICOPTER
  • SHIPS

Instrument

  • ACCELEROMETERS
  • ANEMOMETERS
  • BAROMETERS
  • BATHYPHOTOMETER
  • CTD Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • DRIFTING BUOYS
  • GEOPHONES
  • HYDROPHONES
  • HYGROMETERS
  • ICE STRESS SENSORS
  • NISKIN BOTTLES
  • PRESSURE GAUGES
  • RAWINSONDES
  • STD Salinity, Temperature, Depth
  • THERMISTORS
  • THERMOMETERS
  • TRANSPONDERS
  • WATER BOTTLES

Project

  • CEAREX Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment
  • EUBEX Eurasian Basin Experiment
  • MIZEX Marginal Ice Zone Experiment
  • ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program
  • SIZEX Seasonal Ice Zone Experiment

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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 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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

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
Sea Ice Products at NSIDC

Reference

Coon, M. D. 1988. Ice monitoring during CEAREX. In: Workshop on Instrumentation and Measurements in the Polar Regions, sponsored by IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Marine Technology Society, Monterey Bay Aquarium, U.S. Navy and Science Applications International Corporation. Proceedings, pp. 405-409.

Guest, P. S. and K. L. Davidson. 1989. CEAREX 'O' and 'A' Camp Meteorology Atlas. Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-63-89-007, 64 p.

Martin, S. and R. Drucker. 1991. Observations of ice floe collisions during Leg-II of the POLARBJORN drift. J. Geophys. Res. 96 (C6):10567-10580.

McPhee, M. G. 1988. Analysis and prediction of short Term drift. Trans. of the AMSE, J. of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 10:94-100.

Mitchell, B. G. 1991. Predictive bio-optical relationships for polar oceans and marginal ice zones. J. Marine Sys. 3(1-2):91-105.

Pritchard, R. S., S. H. Bailey, C. M. Browne, M. D. Coon, D. Hoefke, G. S. Knoke, P. A. Lau, B. J. Taylor, W. D. Hibler, III, M. Hopkins, R. G. Onstott, R. A. Schuchman, S. H. O'Hara, M. G. McPhee, J. C. Van Leer, K. L. Davidson, P. S. Guest, T. B. Curtin, J. E. Overland, D. L. Bell, H. W. Bosworth, D. A. Meese, A. J. Gow, D. K. Perovich, W. B. Tucker, R. Colony, T. C. Grenfell, S. Martin, and J. S. Wettlaufer. 1990. CEAREX drift experiment. EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union 71(40):1115-1118.

Pritchard, R. S. 1989. Eastern Arctic ambient noise. In: Oceans '89 4:1246-1251. IEEE Pub. No. 89CH2780-5.

Tucker, W. B., D. K. Perovich, M. A. Hopkins, and W. D. Hibler. 1991. On the relationship between local stresses and strains in Arctic pack ice. Annals of Glaciology 15:265-270. Von der Heydt, K., N. R. Galbraith, A. B. Baggeroer, R. Muench, P. S. Guest, and K. L. Davidson. 1991. CEAREX 'A' - Camp: Navigation, Bathymetry, CTD, Meteorology, and LOFAR Data Report. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Technical memorandum No. WHOI-1-91, 152 pp.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-04

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