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Nicolaus, Marcel; Bublitz, Anne (2015): Snow height on sea ice and sea ice drift from autonomous measurements from buoy 2014S15, deployed during POLARSTERN cruise ARK-XXVIII/4 (PS87). Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.846857, In: Nicolaus, Marcel; Hoppmann, Mario; Arndt, Stefanie; Hendricks, Stefan; Katlein, Christian; König-Langlo, Gert; Nicolaus, Anja; Rossmann, Leonard; Schiller, Martin; Schwegmann, Sandra; Langevin, Danielle; Bartsch, Annekathrin (2017): Snow height and air temperature on sea ice from Snow Buoy measurements. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.875638

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Abstract:
Snow height was measured by the Snow Depth Buoy 2014S15, an autonomous platform, drifting on Arctic sea ice, deployed during POLARSTERN cruise ARK-XXVIII/4 (PS87). The resulting time series describes the evolution of snow depth as a function of place and time between 29 Aug 2014 and 31 Dec 2014 in sample intervals of 1 hour. The Snow Depth Buoy consists of four independent sonar measurements representing the area (approx. 10 m**2) around the buoy. The measurements describe the position of the sea ice surface relative to the original snow-ice interface. Differences between single sensors indicate small-scale variability of the snow pack around the buoy. The data set has been processed, including the removal of obvious inconsistencies (missing values). The buoy was installed on multi year ice. In addition to snow depth, geographic position (GPS), barometric pressure, air temperature, and ice surface temperature were measured. Records without any snow depth may still be used for sea ice drift analyses. Note: This data set contains only relative changes in snow depth, because no initial readings of absolute snow depth are available.
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Coverage:
Median Latitude: 88.345315 * Median Longitude: -108.309061 * South-bound Latitude: 87.168200 * West-bound Longitude: 160.499800 * North-bound Latitude: 89.518800 * East-bound Longitude: -46.078800
Date/Time Start: 2014-08-29T11:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2014-12-31T14:02:00
Event(s):
2014S15 * Latitude Start: 88.041600 * Longitude Start: 162.721600 * Latitude End: 87.168200 * Longitude End: -55.484600 * Date/Time Start: 2014-08-29T11:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2014-12-31T14:02:00 * Location: Arctic Ocean * Device: Buoy (BUOY) * Comment: International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP)
Parameter(s):
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1DATE/TIMEDate/TimeNicolaus, MarcelGeocode
2LATITUDELatitudeNicolaus, MarcelGeocode
3LONGITUDELongitudeNicolaus, MarcelGeocode
4Snow height, relativeSnow h relmNicolaus, MarcelSensor 1
5Snow height, relativeSnow h relmNicolaus, MarcelSensor 2
6Snow height, relativeSnow h relmNicolaus, MarcelSensor 3
7Snow height, relativeSnow h relmNicolaus, MarcelSensor 4
8Snow height, relativeSnow h relmNicolaus, Marcelmean
9Pressure, atmosphericPPPPhPaNicolaus, Marcel
10Temperature, airTTT°CNicolaus, Marcel
11Temperature, technicalT tech°CNicolaus, MarcelEquipment body
Size:
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