Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0084

IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data, Version 1

Through participating research organizations in various countries, the World Climate Research Programme's (WCRP) International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB) 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, 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 are provided as raw, instantaneous, non-interpolated data values. Data were collected from buoys initially deployed in the following three study regions: East Antarctica; the Weddell Sea; and the Bellingshausen, Amundsen, and Ross Seas.

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Initial release

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Parameter(s):
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • OCEAN CIRCULATION > BUOY POSITION
  • SNOW/ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
  • SEA ICE > ICE TEMPERATURE
  • SEA ICE > SEA ICE MOTION
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Spatial Coverage:
N: -57, 
S: -76, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):BUOYS, GPS
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):ANEMOMETERS, DRIFTING BUOYS, GPS RECEIVERS, THERMISTORS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1995 to 31 December 1998
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution3 hour, 1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Ian Allison

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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.

Allison, I. 2001. IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/HGLHWEO3764N. [Date Accessed].

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