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Arndt, Stefanie; Rossmann, Leonard; Nicolaus, Marcel (2017): Snow height on sea ice and sea ice drift from autonomous measurements from buoy 2015S39, deployed during POLARSTERN cruise PS96 (ANT-XXXI/2). Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA,, 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 Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA,

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Snow height was measured by the Snow Depth Buoy 2015S39, an autonomous platform, drifting on Antarctic sea ice, during POLARSTERN cruise PS96 (ANT-XXXI/2). The resulting time series describes the evolution of snow depth as a function of place and time between 23 Dec 2015 and 13 Feb 2016 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 buoy was installed on multi year ice. In addition to snow depth, geographic position (GPS), barometric pressure, air temperature, and an internal ice temperature were measured. Negative values of snow depth occur if surface ablation continues into the sea ice. Thus, these 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). Records without any snow depth may still be used for sea ice drift analyses.
Median Latitude: -71.598649 * Median Longitude: -14.708405 * South-bound Latitude: -72.625400 * West-bound Longitude: -18.923200 * North-bound Latitude: -70.699400 * East-bound Longitude: -11.079600
Date/Time Start: 2015-12-23T13:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2016-02-13T23:03:00
2015S39 * Latitude Start: -70.699400 * Longitude Start: -11.079600 * Latitude End: -72.625400 * Longitude End: -18.923200 * Date/Time Start: 2015-12-23T13:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2016-02-13T23:03:00 * Location: Weddell Sea * Method/Device: Buoy (BUOY) * Comment: Global Telecommunication System (GTS), WMO-ID 7100254, International Programme for Antarctic Buoys (IPAB)
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