Data Set ID:

Norwegian North Polar Expedition 1893-1896: Oceanographic Data, Version 1

This data set contains water depth, temperature, specific gravity, salinity, and density measurements from the North Polar Basin and the Barents Sea, gathered by Nansen and crew on the Norwegian North Polar Expedition from 1893-1896.

This is the most recent version of these data.

  • Salinity/Density > Density > DENSITY
  • Salinity/Density > Salinity > SALINITY
  • Ocean Chemistry > SPECIFIC GRAVITY
  • Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth > WATER DEPTH
  • Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature > WATER TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • Excel
Spatial Coverage:
N: 85.87, 
S: 69.42, 
E: 137.83, 
W: 12.43
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies x Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 22 July 1893 to 15 April 1896
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Fridtjof Nansen

Geographic Coverage

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National Snow and Ice Data Center. Compiled by F. Nansen. 2002. Norwegian North Polar Expedition 1893-1896: Oceanographic Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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