DAMOCLES 2008-2009 - Hamburg Arctic Ocean Buoy Drift Experiment


The field experiment DAMOCLES 2008 (Hamburg Arctic Ocean Buoy Drift Experiment DAMOCLES 2008-2009) consisted of the deployment and tracking of 9 drifting autonomous ice buoys in the Arctic Ocean. Seven buoys were deployed in the Canadian sector of the Arctic Ocean in late April 2008. Two more buoys were deployed in the Beaufort Sea and in the Laptev Sea in September and October 2008. The platforms report position, atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity, wind speed and ice temperature at 3-hourly time steps. The last two buoys additionally report wind direction.

The aim of the experiment was to study the Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean interaction, especially the impact of cyclones on the formation and transport of sea ice.

DAMOCLES 2008 and its predecessor DAMOCLES 2007 are a contribution to European integrated project DAMOCLES (Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies) which is funded by the European Union. DAMOCLES is a contribution to IPY 2007-2008 (International Polar Year).

DOI http://doi.org/doi:10.1594/WDCC/UNI_HH_MI_DAMOCLES2008
Related Identifier http://www.mi.uni-hamburg.de/
Metadata Access http://c3grid1.dkrz.de:8080/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=iso&identifier=oai:wdcc.dkrz.de:de.dkrz.wdcc.iso_doi2290314
Creator Prof. Dr. Burghard Brümmer
Publisher University of Hamburg (MI)
Contributor World Data Center for Climate (WDCC)
Publication Year 2011
Rights For scientific use only
OpenAccess true
Contact University of Hamburg (MI)
Language English
Resource Type modelResult
Format tar-File(s)
Size 17 Mb
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-170.000W, 68.000S, 140.000E, 90.000N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2008-04-14T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2011-02-22T00:00:00Z