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International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958: Drifting Station Alpha Documentary Film, Version 1 (G02184)
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G02184
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Overview

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.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Norbert
    Untersteiner
  • Frans
    van der Hoeven
Parameter(s):
SEA ICE MOTION
Platform(s):
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s):
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Data Format(s):
MPEG
Temporal Coverage:
1 April 1957 to 30 November 1958
Temporal Resolution:
Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Spatial Coverage:
N:
87
S:
80
E:
180
W:
110

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