Thickness and properties of sea ice and snow of land-fast sea ice in Atka Bay in 2010


Manual measurements of sea ice thickness, sub-ice platelet layer thickness, freeboard, and snow thickness are distributed evenly and repeated along a 25km-long transect across Atka Bay every 2 to 4 weeks. At each measurement location, 5 holes were drilled through the ice in order to determine the aforementioned parameters, one in the center and one in a distance of five meters in each direction, to cover their small-scale spatial variabilities.The measurements have been mainly conducted by the meteorologist (Holger Schmithüsen) and Armin Ganter, both of the overwintering team.Version 2, 2018-04-26.

On 2019-11-19 ist was noted, that Freeboard and Snow thickness were interchanged. What was called Snow thickness actually was Freeboard and vice versa. This is corrected now.

Metadata Access
Creator Hoppmann, Mario; Arndt, Stefanie; Schmithüsen, Holger; Nicolaus, Marcel
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contributor Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Publication Year 2018
Funding Reference German Science Foundation, 5472008
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 902 data points
Discipline Natural Sciences; Physics
Spatial Coverage (-8.129W, -70.616S, -7.482E, -70.570N); Atka Bay
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-05-25T12:30:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-12-12T10:10:00Z