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AMSRIce03 Snow Pit Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0429

Summary

Notice to Data Users: The documentation for this data set was provided solely by the Principal Investigator(s) and was not further developed, thoroughly reviewed, or edited by NSIDC. Thus, support for this data set may be limited.

This data set contains snow pit data collected over sea ice in the Barrow, Alaska, USA area and nearby at the Navy Ice Camp in the main pack ice of the Arctic Ocean. Measurements were collected as part of the joint in situ and aircraft AMSRIce03 campaign from 03 March to 23 March 2003. Snow pit parameters include number of layers, average layer thickness, total thickness, Snow Water Equivalent (SWE), bulk density, hoar fraction, slab fraction, wet/icy fraction, new/recent fraction, and other fraction. Data are provided in a single American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text file, and are available via FTP.

These data were collected as part of a validation study for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System (AMSR-E). AMSR-E is a mission instrument launched aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite on 04 May 2002.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 71.28°     S: 71.18°     E: -156.15°     W: -156.4°    
N: 72.95°     S: 72.9°     E: -147.5°     W: -147.65°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Sturm, M. and J. Stroeve.
Dataset Title: AMSRIce03 Snow Pit Data
Dataset Release Date: 2009-10-22
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0429.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2003-03-03
Stop Date: 2003-03-23

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALASKA
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BEAUFORT SEA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Depth Hoar
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Stratigraphy
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Depth Hoar
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Stratigraphy
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent

Ancillary Keywords

  • AMSR-E
  • AMSR-E Validation
  • AMSRIce03
  • Arctic Sea Ice
  • DAAC
  • Ice Thickness
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC DAAC
  • Sea Ice
  • Snow
  • Snow Cover On Sea Ice
  • Snow Density
  • Snow On Ice
  • Snow Over Sea Ice
  • Snow Pit
  • Snow Pits
  • Snow Stratigraphy
  • Snow Water Equivalent

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • BALANCE
  • CORING DEVICES
  • SNOW DENSITY CUTTER

Project

  • AMSRIce03 Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer Sea Ice Product Validation

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 Size: 3 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Matthew Sturm
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 907 353-5183
Fax: 1 907 353-5142
Email: msturm@crrel.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:

  • USA-CRREL-Alaska
  • P.O. Box 35170

City: Ft. Wainwright
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99703-0170

Matthew Sturm
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 907 353-5183
Fax: 1 907 353-5142
Email: msturm@crrel.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:

  • USA-CRREL-Alaska
  • P.O. Box 35170

City: Ft. Wainwright
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99703-0170

Julienne Stroeve
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: stroeve@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • CIRES
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309

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 RELATED INFORMATION
AMSR-E Validation Data

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
AMSRIce03 Data

Reference

Refer to the AMSRIce03 Web site for in-depth information on the science mission and goal of the AMSRIce03 project: http://polarbear.colorado.edu/AMSRICE/AMSRIce03.html.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2009-10-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-09

Metadata Views

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DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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