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IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0084

Summary

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB), through participating research organizations in various countries, maintains a network of drifting buoys in the Antarctic sea ice zone to support a better understanding of sea ice motion, meteorology, and oceanography. The IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data archive, presently spanning the years 1995 to 1998, includes measurements of buoy position, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, and sea surface temperature. Data are organized by daily and three-hour averages and the raw, instantaneous, non-interpolated data values. Data were collected from buoys initially deployed in three study regions: East Antarctica; the Weddell Sea; and the Bellingshausen, Amundsen, and Ross Seas. Data are in ASCII text format and are available by ftp. Data updates will become available as data are processed and new buoys are deployed.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -57°     S: -76°     E: 180°     W: -180°     Max Depth: 600 meters

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: International Programme for Antarctic Buoys
Dataset Title: IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data
Dataset Release Date: 2001-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0084.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1995-01-01

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA EAST ANTARCTICA
  • OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN WEDDELL SEA
  • OCEAN INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN BELLINGSHAUSEN SEA
  • OCEAN SOUTHERN OCEAN

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Surface Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Surface Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Skin Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Skin Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Temperature
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Temperature
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Oceans Ocean Circulation Buoy Position
  • Oceans Ocean Circulation Buoy Position
  • Oceans Ocean Circulation Ocean Currents
  • Oceans Ocean Circulation Ocean Currents
  • Oceans Ocean Circulation Wind-driven Circulation
  • Oceans Ocean Circulation Wind-driven Circulation
  • Oceans Ocean Pressure Sea Level Pressure
  • Oceans Ocean Pressure Sea Level Pressure
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature Sea Surface Temperature
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature Sea Surface Temperature
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature Water Temperature
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature Water Temperature
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Temperature
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Temperature
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Motion

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Buoys
  • DAAC
  • Drifting Buoys
  • EOSDIS
  • Geostrophic Ocean Currents
  • Geostrophic Surface Currents
  • geostrophic winds
  • Ice
  • ice buoys
  • ice dynamics
  • Ice Temperature
  • NSIDC
  • Ocean
  • Ocean Circulation
  • Sea Ice
  • Sea Ice Concentration
  • Sea Ice Drift
  • Sea Ice Velocity
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Water Temperature
  • Weddell

Platform

  • BUOYS
  • GPS Global Positioning System Satellites
  • RADIO TRANSMITTERS

Instrument

  • ANEMOMETERS
  • ARGOS ARGOS Data Collection and Position Location System
  • DRIFTING BUOYS
  • GPS RECEIVERS
  • PRESSURE SENSORS
  • PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS
  • THERMISTORS

Project

  • EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
  • IPAB International Program for Antarctic Buoys
  • ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program
  • WCRP World Climate Research Program

Quality

In January 1992, the DBCP implemented quality control guidelines for buoy data distributed on the GTS. It set up an electronic bulletin board for exchanging quality information on buoy data. The DBCP Technical Coordinator is typically the point of contact for ensuring data problems are resolved.

Data Set Progress

in work

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

Ian Allison
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 61 3 6220 7648
Fax: 61 3 6220 2973
Email: i.allison@antdiv.gov.au
Contact Address:

  • Australian Antarctic Division
  • Channel Highway
  • Kingston Tasmania 7050
  • AUSTRALIA

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
IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data Documentation

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Sea Ice Products at NSIDC

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2001-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-04-12

Metadata Views

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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

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