Ice and snow thickness measurements during POLARSTERN cruise PS92 ice stations


During the PS92 cruise, GEM-2 (ice thickness) and magnaprobe (snow thickness) surveys were made during ice stations. A detailed list of performed GEM-2 and magna probe surveys is given in the cruise report (Peeken 2016). The data was used to make assumptions on the stability of the floe, as well as to get insight into the ice and snow thickness distribution at the ROV and dive sides. For further development of the method of EM sea ice thickness retrieval, GEM-2 data were acquired on 2 deformed sea ice structures along 40 meter transects. Round about 260 bore holes were drilled in order to measure freebord and sea ice thickness and validate the GEM-2 data. Snow thickness information were obtained with the magnaprobe.

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Creator Krumpen, Thomas; Willmes, Sascha
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contributor Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Publication Year 2019
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format application/zip
Size 1.7 MBytes
Discipline Natural Sciences; Physics
Spatial Coverage (8.548W, 53.564S, 15.650E, 78.300N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-05-19T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-06-28T00:00:00Z