IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0084)
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NSIDC-0084
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Initial release

Overview

Through participating research organizations in various countries, the World Climate Research Programme's (WCRP) International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB) maintains a network of drifting buoys in the Antarctic sea ice zone to support a better understanding of sea ice motion, meteorology, and oceanography. The IPAB Antarctic Drifting Buoy Data archive, spanning the years 1995 to 1998, includes measurements of buoy position, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, and sea surface temperature. Data are organized by daily and three-hour averages and are provided as raw, instantaneous, non-interpolated data values. Data were collected from buoys initially deployed in the following three study regions: East Antarctica; the Weddell Sea; and the Bellingshausen, Amundsen, and Ross Seas.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Ian
    Allison
Parameter(s):
AIR TEMPERATURE ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS BUOY POSITION ICE GROWTH/MELT ICE TEMPERATURE SEA ICE MOTION SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE SURFACE PRESSURE WATER TEMPERATURE
Platform(s):
BUOYS, GPS
Sensor(s):
ANEMOMETERS, DRIFTING BUOYS, GPS RECEIVERS, THERMISTORS
Data Format(s):
ASCII
Temporal Coverage:
1 January 1995 to 31 December 1998
Temporal Resolution:
3 hour, 1 day
Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Spatial Coverage:
N:
-57
S:
-76
E:
180
W:
-180

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