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Data Set ID:
G02177

Ice Draft and Ice Velocity Data in the Beaufort Sea, 1990-2003, Version 1

This data set provides measurement of sea ice draft (m) and the movement of sea ice (cm/s) over the continental shelf of the Eastern Beaufort Sea. The data set spans April 1990 to September 2003. The data set was acquired to assist in determining the character and recurrence of ice features hazardous to offshore industrial activity, specifically for the exploitation of hydrocarbon reserves and the impact of climate variability and change on the Beaufort Sea ice regime. Observations were made using two types of self-contained Upward Looking Sonar (ULS) moored near the sea floor: an Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS) used to obtain ice draft data and an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) used to obtain the ice velocity data. The data are provided in ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 74.152, S: 70.083, E: -125.577, W: -133.828

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 April 1990 to 30 September 2003
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Sea Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): ADCP, UPWARD LOOKING SONAR
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Humfrey Melling, D Riedel

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Melling, H. and D. A. Riedel. 2008. Ice Draft and Ice Velocity Data in the Beaufort Sea, 1990-2003, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N58913S6. [Date Accessed].