Nicolaus, Marcel; Hoppmann, Mario; Regnery, Julia (2021): Snow height on sea ice, meteorological conditions and drift of sea ice from autonomous measurements from buoy 2020S105, deployed during MOSAiC 2019/20. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.936342
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Snow height was measured by the Snow Buoy 2020S105, an autonomous platform, installed on drifting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean during MOSAiC (Leg 5) 2019/20. The resulting time series describes the evolution of snow height as a function of place and time between 21 September 2020 and 12 April 2021 in sample intervals of 1 hour. The Snow Buoy consists of four independent acoustic range finder measurements representing the area (approx. 10 m**2) around the buoy. In addition to snow height, geographic position (GPS), barometric pressure, air temperature, and surface 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.
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Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven (AWI), grant/award no. AFMOSAiC-1_00: Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven (AWI), grant/award no. AWI_PS122_00: Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate / MOSAiC
Median Latitude: 87.216115 * Median Longitude: 5.672593 * South-bound Latitude: 84.055800 * West-bound Longitude: -29.944600 * North-bound Latitude: 89.399800 * East-bound Longitude: 121.406000
Date/Time Start: 2020-09-21T12:01:00 * Date/Time End: 2021-04-12T07:04:00
Minimum Elevation: -4307.6 m * Maximum Elevation: -4307.6 m
PS122/5_58-167 (2020S105) * Latitude Start: 88.859000 * Longitude Start: 121.382000 * Latitude End: 84.055800 * Longitude End: -18.470400 * Date/Time Start: 2020-09-21T11:30:00 * Date/Time End: 2021-04-12T07:04:00 * Elevation: -4307.6 m * Sensor URI: Link * Location: Arctic Ocean * Campaign: PS122/5 (MOSAiC20192020) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Snow buoy (BUOY_SNOW)
The data set has been processed and contains quality flags for different kinds for erroneous data. Flag values are the sum of individual error codes. The value of 0 refers to no error.
Quality flag, position: The geographic position is flagged +1 if the drift velocity, as derived from the GPS longitude and latitude, exceeds a threshold of 10 deg latitude or 50 deg longitude per time step; +2 if the position exceeds extreme values, such as longitude > 360 deg; +4 if the position is exactly 0.0.
Quality flag, snow: The snow height is flagged for each sensor +1 for manual corrections during processing (e.g. sensor issues); +2 if the snow accumulation exceeds 0.1 m per hour; +4 if the difference in snow height is larger than 0.03 m compared to values within the last and next 2 hours; +32 if the value exceeds the height of sensor on the platform at 1.5 m.
Quality flag, temperature: The air temperature is flagged +1 for manual corrections during processing (e.g. sensor issues); + 32 if the value is below – 50 °C.
Quality flag, pressure: The barometric pressure is flagged +1 for manual corrections during processing (e.g. sensor issues).
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