Data Set ID:
G02184

International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958: Drifting Station Alpha Documentary Film, Version 1

This film documents the activities that occurred on Drifting Station Alpha in the Arctic Ocean during the International Geophysical Year, 1957 to 1958. The film is narrated by project leader, Norbert Untersteiner, and chronicles the life of the team as they built their camp and set up experiments. Station Alpha drifted in an area of the Arctic ocean located 500 km north of Barrow, Alaska USA from April 1957 to November 1958; the film covers this entire time period. The file is available for download in .mp4 format via FTP.

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Parameter(s):
  • Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion > SEA ICE MOTION
Data Format(s):
  • MPEG
Spatial Coverage:
N: 87, 
S: 80, 
E: 180, 
W: 110
Platform(s):GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 April 1957 to 30 November 1958
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Norbert Untersteiner, Frans van der Hoeven

Geographic Coverage

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Untersteiner, N. and F. G. van der Hoeven. 2009. International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958: Drifting Station Alpha Documentary Film, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5MK69TW. [Date Accessed].

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