Sea ice parameters near McMurdo Station, Antarctica from 1986 to 2013
Daly, Kendra L.
Ainley, David G.
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LocationMcMurdo Sound, Antarctica
westlimit: 163.8; southlimit: -78.5; eastlimit: 166.5; northlimit: -77
Fast ice thickness and temperature data collected at the “sea ice runway” near McMurdo Station by the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) logistic support contractors and provided by the Ice Surveyor (J Scanniello). Fast ice measurements were taken at a suite of 16 stations along a 3000 m distance, and five stations across an orthogonal 1000 m distance. At each station, small holes were drilled through the fast ice and the thickness measured using a meter tape with a lever-arm that held the zero-point against the bottom of the fast ice. Thickness was measured for solid ice and did not include underlying platelet ice, nor overlying snow. Fast ice temperature was measured at 15 cm depth beneath the ice surface. Note that the sea ice runway area is routinely cleared of excess snow, which may affect the fast ice thickness and temperature measurements. For a complete list of measurements, refer to the supplemental document 'Field_names.pdf', and a full dataset description is included in the supplemental file 'Dataset_description.pdf'. The most current version of this dataset is available at: http://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/675187
Dataset: McMurdo Sound sea ice thickness
Suggested CitationDataset: Kim, Stacy, Daly, Kendra L., Ainley, David G., Ballard, Grant, "Sea ice parameters near McMurdo Station, Antarctica from 1986 to 2013", 2017-07-07, DOI:10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.708232, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/9082
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