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.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Sea Ice > Ice Draft
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Velocity > ICE VELOCITY
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII
Spatial Coverage:
N: 74.152, 
S: 70.083, 
E: -125.577, 
W: -133.828
Platform(s):BUOYS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):ADCP, UPWARD LOOKING SONAR
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 April 1990 to 30 September 2003
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution4 minute, 30 minuteMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Humfrey Melling, D Riedel

Geographic Coverage

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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: https://doi.org/10.7265/N58913S6. [Date Accessed].

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