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Snow height was measured by the Snow Depth Buoy 2019S104, an autonomous platform, drifting on Arctic sea ice, deployed during the Last Ice Area project LIA 2019. The resulting time series describes the evolution of snow depth as a function of place and time between 19 April 2019 and 25 May 2019 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 height 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. Note: This data set contains only relative changes in snow height, because no initial readings of absolute snow height are available.
autonomous platform; buoy; drift; snow depth
Median Latitude: 82.559408 * Median Longitude: -62.794440 * South-bound Latitude: 82.559400 * West-bound Longitude: -62.794800 * North-bound Latitude: 82.559600 * East-bound Longitude: -62.794200
Date/Time Start: 2019-05-15T07:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2019-05-25T15:00:00
2019S104 * Latitude Start: 82.559400 * Longitude Start: -62.794400 * Latitude End: 82.559400 * Longitude End: -62.794600 * Date/Time Start: 2019-05-15T07:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2019-05-25T15:00:00 * Location: Lincoln Sea * Method/Device: Buoy (BUOY) * Comment: International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP)
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