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Submarine Upward Looking Sonar Ice Draft Profile Data and Statistics, Version 1

This data set consists of upward looking sonar sea ice draft data collected by submarines in the Arctic Ocean.
It includes data from both U.S. Navy and Royal Navy submarines. Data are provided as ice draft profiles and as statistics derived from the profile data. Statistics files include information concerning ice draft characteristics, keels, level ice, leads, un-deformed and deformed ice.

This is the most recent version of these data.

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  • Sea Ice > Ice Deformation > ICE DEFORMATION
  • Sea Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • Sea Ice > Ice Roughness > ICE ROUGHNESS
  • Sea Ice > Leads > LEADS
Data Format(s):
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 70, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 February 1960 to 30 November 2005
(updated 2006)
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):W. Tucker III, S. Ackley, D. Eppler, D. Farmer, N. Davis, Peter Wadhams, Y. Yu, M. Wensnahan, D. Rothrock

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National Snow and Ice Data Center (comp.). 1998, updated 2006. Submarine Upward Looking Sonar Ice Draft Profile Data and Statistics, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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