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Data Set ID:
G00802

GLERL Radiation Transfer Through Freshwater Ice, Version 1

Radiation transmittance (ratio of transmitted to incident radiation) through clear ice, refrozen slush ice and brash ice, from ice surface to ice-water interface in the 400 to 600 nanometer range (photosynthetically active range), was measured at two freshwater lakes (Silver Lake, near Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Whitefish Point on Lake Superior). Data available include surface and under-ice sensor readings, date and time of observation, ice thickness, water depth, distance of under-ice sensor from ice bottom surface, and site number/location. The data are relevant to studying the survival of plants and animals in freshwater lakes with ice or ice and snow cover. These data were collected by the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), Ann Arbor, MI.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 46, S: 42, E: -83, W: -85

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1978 to 31 December 1978
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Snow/Ice > Lake Ice
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Solar Radiation
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Transmittance
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): SILICON PHOTODIODES
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): S. Bolsenga

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.

Bolsenga, S. J. 1995. GLERL Radiation Transfer Through Freshwater Ice, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5QN64N6. [Date Accessed].
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