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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0020

Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment (CEAREX) Data, Version 1

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 Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 60, E: 30, W: -30

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 March 1988 to 31 May 1989
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Attenuation/Transmission > Acoustic Scattering
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Ocean Chemistry > Alkalinity
  • Ocean Acoustics > Ambient Noise
  • Altitude > Barometric Altitude
  • Aquatic Ecosystems > Benthic Habitat
  • Ocean Optics > Bioluminescence
  • Ecological Dynamics > Bioluminescence
  • Ocean Chemistry > Carbon Dioxide
  • Ocean Chemistry > Chlorophyll
  • Salinity/Density > Conductivity
  • Ocean Optics > Fluorescence
Platform(s) AIRCRAFT, BUOYS, GROUND STATIONS, HELICOPTER, SHIPS
Sensor(s): ACCELEROMETERS, ANEMOMETERS, BAROMETERS, BATHYPHOTOMETER, CTD, DRIFTING BUOYS, GEOPHONES, HYDROPHONES, HYGROMETERS, ICE STRESS SENSORS, NISKIN BOTTLES, PRESSURE GAUGES, RAWINSONDES, STD, THERMISTORS, THERMOMETERS, TRANSPONDERS, WATER BOTTLES
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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.

National Snow and Ice Data Center. 2003. Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment (CEAREX) Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/5WAIACLZODHP. [Date Accessed].
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